God personally handpicked you. Isn’t it time you pick yourself?
Jesus’ birth was surrounded by mystery, shame, and scandal. It was the talk of the town; an illegitimate child was not a joking matter back then and even now. People talked then, nothing has changed now. Joseph and Mary endured the shame and gossip. Oftentimes we think we are the only ones affected.
God chose Mary & Joseph. You are not here by accident; God chose you. Gabriel appeared to her and said, “Greetings, favored woman! The Lord is with you!” (Luke 1:28) While Joseph ponders on what to do about their situation. “An angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.” (Matthew 1:20)
God handpicked Jesus from his name down to his purpose and destiny. Isn’t it time you discover what God says about you?
And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.” (Luke 1: 31-33)
You have not chosen the way you were born. But from today onwards, you can choose the way you live your life. Don’t just live for living sake. Live for Christ. Live a life worth emulating. Live well. Be unforgettable.
Here’s what God says about you!
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. (1 Peter 2:9 ESV)
Dwelling on the past will never change the present and future. Blaming others and not taking responsibility Is a hopeless and powerless way to live. Years of lies and deceit will never get you to fulfill your destiny talk less of being happy. You can break the cycle by being truthful with yourself. You alone know the areas to work on. Take your life back.
Jesus was not immune from slander and gossip. He rose above it and so will you. You are here now. You made it against all odds. It hasn’t been easy, it’s never is.
Isn’t it time you pick yourself?