Know Who You Are
“If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be.”
(1 Corinthians 12:17–18, NIV)
TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria
In the New Testament, John was baptizing a crowd of people and drawing a lot of attention. Somebody came up and said, “John, are you the Christ or should we keep looking?” Without missing a beat, John said, “No, I am not the Messiah.”
See, John knew what he was, but he also knew what he was not. It’s just as important to know what you’re not because if you don’t realize your limitations, you’ll get drawn into areas that may look impressive and may feed your ego, but they are outside of your gifting and calling, outside of what God anointed you to do. Anytime you go outside of your limitations, it will be a constant struggle. Don’t let that be you! Instead, stay focused on what you’re good at. Follow peace in your heart and know who you are because God created you just the way He wants you to be!
A PRAYER FOR TODAY
Father, thank You for loving me. Thank You for choosing me and uniquely equipping me to fulfill my purpose. Help me to know my limitations. Help me to know my place in the body of Christ so that I can be effective and bring glory and honor to You in Jesus’ name. Amen.
— Joel & Victoria Osteen
I don’t know about you, but I really needed to read this message today. I have a bad habit of adding a lot of things to my ‘plate’ but not everything that I’m doing is what I’m supposed to be doing. They aren’t all areas of strength, so where I’m limited I’m also mentally and physically drained. This message from Joel and Victoria Osteen has served as a huge reminder.
Questions of the Day
1. What are your strengths?
2. What are your talents?
3. What are you currently focused on that you know isn’t a strength, that you know you should delegate to (or request of) someone else, or steer away from?
4. What are you passionate about but not focusing on?
5. What are you willing to do to stay out of the way so that God can align you to where you need to be?
6. Do you know who you are?
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