Pastor Aduloju always says when the purpose of a thing is not known, abuse is inevitable. When you don’t know the purpose of your life, you will accept anything and do anything because there is no focus.
When you don’t know who you are, you will allow others define who you should be and that can be disastrous.
You will accept anyone because you do not know who is meant to walk in line with God’s purpose for you.
Permit me to tell you who you are and what you can do.
You are beautiful. Not beautiful because the world thinks so, but because you are beautifully and wonderfully made. (Psalm 139: 14)
You are the apple of Gods eye (Zachariah 2: 8)
You are a small god (Psalm 82:6)
You are worthy of love and belonging because you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood (1 peter 2: 9)
You are purpose driven. God did not just create you for nothing. He created you to fill a vacuum that only you can fill according to the design of God. (Jeremiah 1: 5)
You are wise because you a direct product of God. Since God is wise, you have to represent his image (Genesis 1: 27)
You are an over comer because you are more than a conqueror through Christ who strengthens you (Romans 8: 37)
You are courageous because God has not given you the spirit of fear, but of peace, love and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1: 7)
You are not barren because God has said you should go forth and multiply. So you have generations waiting to be born in you (Genesis 9: 7)
You are smart because he said you shall be the head and not the tail (Deuteronomy 28: 13)
You are free because Jesus paid the price and what the law could not do, grace can now do (2 Corinthians 5: 21)
You are a solution. Just as God worked Esther to the palace to be a solution, you are also a solution
You have a voice. Find your voice and use it, no matter how long you have been silenced.
You are special because God does not waste resources. Neither does he create waste.
You are influential because you have all it takes to positively influence your world (Isaiah 8: 18)
You are built with love and can easily give love (Romans 5: 5)
Now that you know who you are, find out that specific thing you are meant to do.
Go to God, the giver of all and ask him
Then ask the giver of wisdom for wisdom that will lead and direct you
Then work diligently.
Then stock your heart with faith, hope and love for you will need them to fight the battles of life
You are strong enough to stop been who you thought you were
Your story matters. Even the ugly story because others will get encouragement through it
Your voice matters
Your art matters
You are Important.
You wouldn’t be here if you weren’t because it’s only through God that things are created
And if he took the time to call you into existence, it’s because you matter (John 1: 3)
What you are doing is important
It doesn’t have to be big for it to be important
So don’t let anyone intimidate you
We all daily contribute to our world
And someone out there is blessing you for your beautiful contributions
That’s more than enough even if the world does not recognise it
What matters is that you think it’s important enough
For when you know that, your esteem won’t be bruised
When you know that, you wouldn’t leave your lane to run in another’s lane
Whatever your hand findeth to do, do it with all your might
So even with what the world thinks is small, do it with all your might
For if you are faithful in little, you will be faithful in much
So that little will open the door for more.
Let that little be your training ground that will prepare you for when more comes
For there will always be more for a faithful man that is willing to work
Right now, know that YOU. ARE. ENOUGH
That is my message for you today. Please share because I am convinced someone needs this. So please share this post. May you not let go of who God sees you as for who the world wants you to be. Remain awesome loves.1