Predestined to be like Jesus
What is the purpose of our lives? Is it to be happy? Is it to be healthy? Is it only to be saved from hell? No, there’s more. We are “predestined to become conformed to the image of” Jesus. To be holy as He is holy and to be used in this generation to complete His desires for this generation
If we will surrender every situation to Him, God will use it all, no matter how unpleasant, to form us more into His image. We will love as He loves, forgive like He forgives, listen and speak like He listened and spoke, see as He sees.
If we have had a Godly heritage, He will use it. If no one in our family ever knew the Lord or walked in the fullness of His Spirit, He will use that. If we have had a safe upbringing with parents who loved us and protected us, He will use that. If we have had a turbulent upbringing, have been abused and maligned and never encouraged by a mother or a father, He will use that.
He loves us. He knows us. He brings us closer to Him. Let us know the past is behind and walk forward to become all that He has intended for our us. In this day in age, it is a fight to raise the bar!
I bless and pray for your voyage on this awesome journey of becoming more like our awesome Redeemer! He is worthy of it all. Worthy of it all.