My old football coach pointed out who I was; something that had been determined by a much higher power right from the beginning.

Sometimes the most obvious things aren’t apparent to us. The truth hides in plain sight and it takes someone else to show it to us, to bring it to our attention. Those were the circumstances when my football coach said my actions represented who I was as a person. The bible says though that my identity was set long before that day in the locker room.

Psalms 139: 16 says: “You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.”
So the way I was put together was pre-ordained. I could no more be someone else than an elephant could be a mouse. We’re put here with a purpose by our Father and it’s our job to carry it out as the people he has created each of us to be.
Ephesians 2: 10 says: “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.”

As much as I relish being a unique human being I find comfort in God’s plan for me. I pull confidence from the fact that I need merely to be the best version of me to fulfill my purpose here on earth.
Romans 12: 2 tells me that being me is good enough: “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.”
I know I come up short in what I do many times however if I continue to point in the right direction perfection is assured. It’s nice too, that my way and my strengths don’t have to match anyone else’s.
Romans 12: 6 tells me: “In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well.”
So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you.

When it gets down to it as the bible says we’re all here to run the race God sets before us (I think that comes from Hebrews). Our path is set for us; as so many football coaches like to say we just have to execute the game plan and everything will be okay.
Like it says in Jeremiah 29: 11 “For I know the plans I have for you,”says the Lord . “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”
I like that and I’m good with it and I’m forever grateful to my coach for pointing out the obvious to me so many years ago.

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