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Many Called but Few Chosen

Never forget that it is God that chooses who is called.  We can believe we are as unworthy as we want, but He sees within us what we can be, not what we are.

1 Corinthians 1:26 – 28

 

What if you could change your life and find what your purpose was!

What if you could find and us awesome Spiritual Gifts that are within you!

What if you could use these Spiritual Gifts to change other people’s lives for the better!

Would you like to do that for God?  You may be called by God to Represent!

 

The Bible is clear that God calls many to represent Him!  But the Bible also says that few of those called are actually chosen to serve Him, Matthew 22:14.  Know why few people are chosen?  Because few choose to Represent Him!  They get caught up in the worldly things that are going on and choose that instead.  God made it clear in the Bible that He would be putting His Spirit in all people and they would be doing great things for Him, Acts 2:17 – 18.  God promised that He was going to choose people to Represent Him.  It is up to you as to what you will choose to do with your calling!  God will pour out His Spirit on people and they will get special powers.  These powers are called spiritual gifts.

Are you one of these sons and daughters who God is calling to represent?  Most people in the bible whether they were young or old never thought that they would be called.  But they were!  And they did awesome works by showing God’s glory in their words and works.  Remember, with God nothing is impossible in Matthew 19:26.  You may be thinking, I’m nobody important what could I possibly do?   The prophet Jeremiah was just a child when God chose him to be a prophet, Jeremiah 1:5 – 7.  Before we were born God knew who He was going to call.

 

This world is at war with an invisible enemy called the devil, who, is out to capture as many souls as he possibly can.  Just take a look around you and you can see the devil’s work in action.  And it’s ONLY GETTING WORSE!  This invisible enemy likes to use anger, jealousy, greed, hate, fear, lust, doubt, pride, just all kinds of ugly things that mankind has a real tough time fighting against.  He is winning a lot of souls over because few choose to fight.  Most just surrender and follow the worldly trends.  It’s our duty as a Christian soldier not to surrender.  It’s also our job to protect and defend others that are caught up in his web of lies.  God is counting on us!  It is about truth which builds trust as in Proverbs 27:6.  In other words we should always tell the truth, even though it may hurt.  Someone telling you what you want to hear may make you feel better but it will hurt worse than the truth did in the end.

 

We must increase our FAITH!  Faith can move mountains, Matthew 17:20!  In other words, Jesus is saying that with a little faith, nothing is impossible.  So what is FAITH?  Faith means to believe something with all your mind, heart and soul.  It is also HOPE in the unseen!  Whether your BELIEFS are good, bad, happy or sad, they will come to LIFE, with BELIEF!  So what you BELIEVE, you RECEIVE, Matthew 21:22.  Lots of people need our help out there and we can’t do it alone, Matthew 18:19 – 20.  We can do it together.

 

We have to make the CHOICE!  Choice is something God give each of us.  Choice is FREE WILL!  We are FREE to do whatever we WILL.  Our choice to become a Christian is the most important choice we will make in our lives.  WE REPRESENT CHRIST!  Being a Christian, we bear His Name.  We are different because the world is heading in a different direction than we are and they will try over and over to tell us that everybody is doing this and everybody is doing that, so their way must be right and we must be wrong.  Well, we’re not everybody else and we’re not wrong.  We’re different, we’re special and we’re called.  You don’t’ follow all the other sheep to the slaughter.  We’re not afraid of the responsibility it takes to lead a righteous life.  You have a stronger conscious than most people and you recognize what’s right and wrong much easier than everybody else because you choose to.  You want to live the way that Jesus taught, John 14:16.

 

It’s about building our Christian character.  It’s about building your wisdom, knowledge and understanding that will enhance your faith.  It’s about strengthening your armour against the enemy, the devil.  It’s about living THE WAY, THE TRUTH and THE LIFE, that is taught to us by our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ and sharing the light of what you learn with others, who in turn will share it with others.  We need to be an army of Christian soldiers for God, to defend the faith and represent in a world that is quickly becoming faithless.  It’s about reaching out to other people and making a difference in their lives, for the glory of God.  By choosing to represent Jesus Christ, you choose to share Jesus’ life, through you, with others, because you’re one with Him.  People see Him in you.  In the things you do, the way you act, the way you talk, the way you live.  Your words and deeds are a reflection of HIM.  Have you ever read the Parable of the Talents in Matthew 25:14 – 30?  In this parable we are the servants of the Lord.  The talents represent money but Jesus was using it to symbolize the Spiritual gifts given to us by God to represent Him.  If we choose to use those gifts to HELP HIS LOST CHILDREN find TRUTH we are blessed with more Spiritual Rewards.  But if we choose not to use these gifts as to glorify Him and bring in His sheep, we lose all that He gave us.  As you build your faith, your character and your integrity as a Christian, you’re really taking your talents and glorifying the Lord.  Others will see the results in your life and as you share your faith with them, you are leading people to the Lord.  You’ll find that He will begin putting you in situations where others need you to help them grow in their faith, and then, the one you REPRESENT, will bless you abundantly.  You’re also beginning a lifestyle that will lead you through a happy life on earth and life everlasting.  These just aren’t pretty words, they’re the truth!  Doing nothing is also a choice.  Think about that!

 

Many people don’t believe it’s cool to be a Christian.  Many people may be jealous because they don’t have the willpower to REPRESENT.  To represent means to be strong.  Ask yourself, when people disagree with your choice, do I want to please people or do I want to please God?  It’s not the popular thing to do. It’s different.  You’re different.  They may reject you. Don’t give in.  Jesus said, Matthew 5:10 – 12.  It’s a shame game.  Don’t be ashamed to stand up for your beliefs.  Matthew 10:32 – 33, so in other words, the way you represent Christ, is the way He will represent you, before God.  Stand up for Him and He will stand up for you.

 

The times we live in are changing rapidly.  Unfortunately, as technology is increasing, so is the wickedness and evil in the world.  Who will represent?  The answer is YOU!  Jesus is counting on us to carry on His light in the world, Philippians 4:13.

 

Acknowledgements to Christian Oasis.

March 22, 2009 Posted by | Spiritual | , , , , , , | Leave a comment