For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live]. Ephesians 2:10 (amp)
Everything about YOU is good. How can it not be? God Himself fashioned every aspect of you: your physical features, your personality, your gifts and your talents. He even carefully planned out a destiny that would be full of His blessings, and that would satisfy you to the very core. When you believe this and begin to trust God in this, you can take a deep sigh of relief. You can relax knowing that the life He planned for YOU is a good life, filled with good works that God prepared beforehand just for you. To be you, you don’t have to strive and struggle. To be you, you don’t have to try and be something else. And even better, you don’t have to scrap and battle to find your own course. You simply need to walk in the path God already created for you. On the other hand, it is important to realize that just because God prepared your path, this does not mean everything in your life will come easily. Your destiny is not just going to drop out of the sky. You’re going to have to work hard for it, stretch your faith for it, and utilize all your gifts and talents to pursue it.
For some reading this right now, your life does not look like something God would have planned. Maybe because of your own choices, or maybe because of circumstances beyond your control, you find yourself in difficulty and pain. Here’s the amazing thing about God: it’s never too late to be what you want to be. God is that big, that good, that powerful. He can take any shipwrecked life and turn it into something beautiful. But, you have to trust Him and be patient. It won’t be easy, but it will be so worth it! Today, right now, YOU are good! How could a loving God make anything else?
Think on God’s goodness and thank Him for all the great things He’s done in your life. Meditate on the aspects of YOU that you love, knowing you never need to be anything except the authentic YOU.
I believe You have planned a good destiny for me, a great life full of all that You are. I trust in You, God, to lead and guide me toward the blessed life You have for me.
His lord said to him, “Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.” Matthew 25:21
The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. John 10:10