“God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” 1 Corinthians 1:9 (NKJV)
One of the great blessings of getting older is that you begin to come to terms with the limitations of your God-given talents and abilities. You understand that what God has given you is enough. The striving and competitive intensity of your younger years begins to fade, and in its place is a greater contentment with who God has made you to be and where He has placed you. You realize it isn’t your responsibility to “fix” the world; you have finally figured out you can’t even fix yourself.
This past year, I have discovered a new-found passion for Jesus Christ: a passion for worship, a passion for intercessory prayer, and a passion to know Him better. As that passion grows, as He grows in me, I realize there are no limitations when Jesus Christ has control of your life.
It is God’s desire that we touch others with the hope of His love, mercy, and grace. We are to bring the Good News of the Gospel into the darkest corners of a world desperate for Light. We don’t have to search for a purpose to define us or a passion to give meaning to our lives. We only need to let His passion for those who are lost, become ours.
And when we do this, we will no longer care about our limitations because we find that He has none.
“But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.” 1 Peter 2:9-10 (NKJV)
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