Don’t shrink

ImageIn my second year of playing Pop Warner football, the team elected me as captain of the offense. I played center on the front line which seems to me an odd position to hold the captain’s place. I don’t remember doing anything special to be chosen and am not sure I was intentional in leading the team that season.

There is a great calling on your life if you’ve placed your trust in Jesus as Lord and Savior of your life. Many times the things done to us or by us have us feeling we’re not the royal priesthood Peter calls us in his Epistle. The baggage we carry weighs us down from soaring with eagle’s wings. No matter what we think of ourselves, God sees us differently.

God is pleased by our faith in what He says to be true (true enough to live by). There is a life He has designed for you that will bring healing to the nations and glory to His name. He has chosen you. See yourself through His eyes.

1 Samuel 10:20-24

Samuel brought each tribe, one after the other, to the altar, and the Lord chose the Benjamin tribe. Next, Samuel brought each clan of Benjamin there, and the Lord chose the Matri clan. Finally, Saul the son of Kish was chosen. But when they looked for him, he was nowhere to be found.

The people prayed, “Our Lord, is Saul here?”

“Yes,” the Lord answered, “he is hiding behind the baggage.”

The people ran and got Saul and brought him into the middle of the crowd. He was more than a head taller than anyone else. 24 “Look closely at the man the Lord has chosen!” Samuel told the crowd. “There is no one like him!”

The crowd shouted, “Long live the king!”

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