God Can’t Bless Who You Pretend to Be
This is from my daily devotional Marked, it really hit home to me so I thought I would share it here in hopes that you to may be blessed by it.
When you’re marked you must know that God anointed HIS creation, not YOUR creation. Because you are God’s masterpiece, created in His image, He wants to use you exactly how you are. God cannot bless who you pretend to be, but He desires to bless who He created you to be. When we begin to operate out of insecurities or go through life without God’s direction, we can easily fall into comparison. Copycat callings are not cute and have 0% effectiveness. You cannot conform to anyone else’s idea of purpose. When David goes to fight Goliath he is offered someone else’s armor and eventually declines because it was not fit for him. God had already given David victory in his situation and prepared five stones and the infamous slingshot for David to slay the giant, but what would have happened if David chose to fight a battle using someone else’s weapons? The entire trajectory of his purpose would have been changed!
As the esteemed philosopher, Dr. Seuss says, “Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive that is you-er than you.” God marked you for a specific purpose and there are things in this world that can only come from the inside of you. There are books, inventions, healing words, and prayers that can only be produced by you! Johnny’s anointing will not work for Jerome’s and Adina’s will not work for Udoba’s. We all have gifting's and anointing's that are integral to the global church. If we do not operate in the specific anointing that was placed over our lives, we limit the ability to be used in the fullness of our capacity. God has called us to represent Him differently, which means that in our sphere of influence, using the anointing given to us, we are called to give, show, and promote God in a way that only WE can. We were marked for a purpose on purpose and because of the beauty of our differences, God has a perfectly crafted plan to reach the lost and found for transformation in Christ.
Today, reflect on your identity in Christ and how He has uniquely marked you to make a Godly impact!
Lord, Thank you for uniquely creating me! Help me continue to lean into my unique gifts and talents. Thank you for marking me and calling me to do good works for your Kingdom.
Join me in reading Marked: https://www.bible.com/en/reading-plans/22453