13 Sep 2014 Service – Casey Treat
Be the person that God created you to be.
“Listen, O coastlands, to Me,
And take heed, you peoples from afar!
The Lord has called Me from the womb;
From the matrix of My mother He has made mention of My name.
First call in life: be the person that God meant you to be.
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, Eph 1:3
4 just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, V4 .. we were chosen on purpose by Christ, before the world was formed.
He blessed us, He chose us, He predestined us.
Analogy: If you buy an air ticket in advance, everything is smooth and fine. Everything is in order, and there is time to respond should anything crop up.
If you buy a ticket last minute, there is chaos and panic.
Pre order is like predestination. There’s already a seat prepared for you, a destination ready for you, etc
16 do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, 18 the eyes of your understanding[a] being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, Eph 1:16-18
Every one of us are called to something, YOU have a calling! You need to have that hope and purpose in your calling. You have a unique gifting and talent and only you can complete what God has intended you to do. Only you can be you.
10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. Eph 2:10 … you were created for good works.
Gideon was just trying to get by…
But God said he was a mighty man of valor. How God saw Gideon was different from how he saw himself.
Gideon doubted himself until he heard other people talking about him.
Sometimes people around you see things in you even before you see it yourself.