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Created to succeed

Posted by Brandon Patton on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 @ 11:21 AM

"Created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God planned beforehand that we should live them out."

Ephesians 2:10

You can not believe the Bible which teaches that we were created by God and accept modern evolutionary teaching which argues that we are the random product of biological chance apart from a creator. We believe that we are born of Divine design. If we believe that we are His creation the next obvious question is "why"? No logical mind would conclude that someone creates something without a distinct purpose. So it is with our heavenly Father. He created us for a specific purpose. My lifelong task therefore becomes the discovery of my created purpose. Each one of us was created with a unique purpose or destiny by Him. No two are alike. However, there is one thing we all share commonly and that is the truth that He created us to succeed. One of the great misconceptions of much of Christian teaching is that it doesn't matter if we do well in this life since this life is just a precursor to the one to come.  The Bible disagrees in many places. Our Father destined us to succeed at "whatever you put your hand to". His desire is that we "would prosper in the land that the Lord your God has placed you in". It matters not whether you are a national leader, a powerful business broker or a stay at home mother that is pouring your life into three children. His desire is for us to excel at our endeavors. He designed the human heart to delight in success. "A desire accomplished is sweet to the soul".  There will be a contradiction of definitions of success between His kingdom and this modern culture. His standard of success always involves serving people and making the world a better place because you passed through. However, it is His heart for His children to do well at their assigned endeavors. Is that not the heart of every good parent? Who has children hoping that they will fail and be a detriment to society? No, we have children trusting that they will prosper and be a great blessing to people in their circle. The Bible even goes as far as to prescribe that eternal rewards are based on earthly accomplishments in the service of our fellow travelers. Whatever you do, whether its preaching, driving, teaching, mopping, selling or singing, "do all for the glory of God" and "whatever your hand finds to do do it with all your might", "that you might find good success and prosper in all that you put your hand to". You were created to succeed!

 Thank you Father for creating me with a specific purpose. Help me find my place in your plans. And then I ask that you would "bless the works of my hands" for your glory and the well being of people around me.

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