"He said, 'I am the voice of one crying out in the wilderness, ‘Make straight the way of the Lord.'" John 1:23
This morning, as I was exercising, the lyrics in a song caught my attention:
"When I'm up with the sunrise, I want more than just the blue skies
I want more than just okay, more than just okay"
It is so easy to forget our God-given purpose. We become preoccupied with meaningless stuff and caught up in random busyness, forgetting a Sovereign God and His master plan of redemption. Many Christians become fearful, discouraged, depressed, bored, and unmotivated. We are okay with being just okay. Are we just going through the motions?
God has more!
"For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago." Ephesians 2:10
Let me remind you of the words of the Psalmist:
"For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my mother's womb.
I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are Your works!"
God created you with unique abilities to use for your unique Kingdom purpose. He gave you the Holy Spirit and a specific spiritual gift in order to serve others!
In the Gospel of John, we see that John the Baptist was very unique-not your typical Rabbi or preacher of the day. He was wild and hairy. John lived a rugged life in the mountainous area of Judea. He wore clothes made of camel’s hair with a leather belt around his waist. His diet was a simple one—locusts and wild honey. John lived a simple life as he focused on the kingdom work set before him.
Years ago, I heard pastor Louie Giglio preach a sermon on Psalm 139. pray the clip below reminds you of God's unique design and the specific purpose He has for you! Don't be okay with just being okay.