By Pastor Andrew Bawa
"Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia. Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied." - 1 Peter 1:1-2
Bible Reading: Jeremiah 51:20, Psalm 2:8, Acts 22:2, Isaiah 60:8
God did not just call you, he chose you. You are chosen with an assignment. You are more than just a number, you carry a mandate with you. This is why the bible called you a salt of the earth; you are called to add value to the world and to shine a light. The reason why there is so much darkness around you is because you have not made enough impact. You need to rise and shine.
Stop trying to prove who you are, be who you are - a light. Light does not struggle with darkness. It provides illumination, clarity and direction. You are not a professor of excuses but of manifestation. So, let your light shine.
When you know yourself, you know your purpose. When you know your purpose, you know your mission. When you know your mission, you focus on your mission. When you focus on your mission, you become a success. Stop looking for success, focus on finding yourself.
You are meant for the wild not a cage. You are called for a global mission. Your life is for impact not comfort. So acknowledge your calling, be the best version of yourself, set and reprogram your mind. Change your mindset: a new wine cannot be placed in an old wine skin.
God is looking for one who will stand out. He is looking for a vessel to use for his glory. Will you let him use you?