“For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. The Lord your God has chosen you out of all of the peoples on the face of the earth to be His people, His treasured possession.” (Deuteronomy 7:6)
There are times when it just seems that life has overlooked us!
A wonderful truth in the Bible (that always makes me feel pretty exceptional and special!), is that we have been chosen by God to be a part of His family! Most of us remember times when we have been “overlooked”; when someone else has been chosen over us when sides were chosen for teams and sports events; when someone else was chosen over us for a special dance or party; or maybe a co-worker was chosen over us for an extra special project. And regardless of what the special event was (or is!) there is within us a desire to be chosen…
Chosen to belong…
Chosen to be recognized…
Chosen to stand out in the crowd…
Sadly we can’t make everybody accept us or love us, but while others may reject us; God does not! He hasn’t overlooked us; in fact He holds our future in the palm of His hand!
“You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit. (John 15:16)
When we feel left out or experience setbacks in life, we have to remember that God is working behind the scenes for our future. He is preparing opportunities with the right people, in the right place to cross our path at the right time. Because with God we are all chosen and none are excluded! He doesn’t choose the best or show favoritism, He simply choses all that will call on Him. Out of pure love God has chosen us to do wonderful things, and it doesn’t matter if we are the last one to be picked by our peers or anyone else, we have the assurance that we are wanted, needed, and chosen by Him.
“For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight.” (Ephesians 1:4)
There is something special about everyone, and no matter what anyone else says, God specially created us and is very proud of who we are. It doesn’t matter if we are plain, ordinary, everyday people, He doesn’t require any special talents or requirements. As long as we are sincere, loyal, and faithful, and offer our heart and soul to Him, He chooses us. He chooses us because of His grace and love, for salvation and to receive all spiritual blessings.
He chose us to be His glorious inheritance!
“But we ought to thank God for you, brothers loved by the Lord, because from the beginning God chose you to be saved through the sanctifying work of the spirit and through belief in the truth.” (2 Thessalonians 2:13)
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