When the Lord appoints a person, He has set him/her apart for special roles to serve the Lord and His community. This can also relate to God’s guidance or setting up divine rules and guidelines.
Scriptures To Think About
“The word of the Lord came to me saying, ‘I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations‘” (Jeremiah 1: 4-5).
“For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared in advance so that we would walk in them” (Ephesians 2:10). Another translation says it this way, “It is God who has worked in us to make us what we are. He has given us a new life because we are united with Christ Jesus. He saved us so that now we can do good things in our lives. Those are good things that he has already prepared for us to do.”
Many of us fall short of success because we harbor doubts about its attainability for ourselves. We tend to underestimate the God-given potential within us, often measuring our abilities against the achievements of those in our immediate circles or even those we look up to.
Some Thoughts On Appointment
Measuring success against the standards set by the world and by others is not the key. The truth is, most people never realize their full potential in Christ because life has all of us playing the game of comparison. And I believe that Satan has attempted to rob us of creativity and imagination to dream that all things are possible by focusing our eyes what we believe we don’t possess. As the saying goes, comparison is the thief of joy. I’d go as far as to say that comparison is the thief of potential. Many opt for the safety of conformity, adhering to the status quo, and choosing the path of least resistance, all because they believe the world is unchangeable, or that we have a personal ability to truly impact the world for Jesus.
But God has given us the potential to be everything and live the life He desires for us. I like this definition of potential which is described as “current unrealized ability.” The definition in and of itself says you have the ability, you just don’t know it yet!
The very fabric of our surroundings is designed to illuminate our journey towards becoming what we were destined to be. For His glory and His good pleasure. Even before our existence took shape in our mother’s womb, we were set apart and appointed to achieve greatness through our faith. I don’t know about you, but that invigorates and energizes me in my race.
The scope of our success knows no bounds; it reaches up to the heavens where our Father watches over us. I’d like to believe he’s cheering us on! “That’s my son!” “That’s my daughter! Look at her finally embracing what I’ve created her to be! I’m so proud of her!”
The dreams and visions that visit us are not mere whims; they arrive with a purpose. We hold the power to either act on them, rising to the appointment of the Lord, or let that extraordinary calling slip away and settle for a life of mediocrity, rather than the high calling we have been commissioned to.
God wants to do something extraordinary in you. He’s appointed you. I’m praying you awaken to your God-given potential. I’m praying you discipline yourself through training and perseverance. Run to your high-calling and watch in amazement what He will do through you.