― Mark Twain
To think of this quote in terms of how it applies to the life of a Christian. The day you are born, how God, your Creator. created you and pieced you together so specifically and so uniquely that there is NOBODY else in this world with the same cellular makeup, genes, and personality of you. He thought of you and chose you before the world was created, think about that for a moment……
Then there is the next, after your formation, God came into your life to bring transformation. The moment God reveals the truth to you about Him, who He is and all He has made happen to save you from your sin and death to bring you victory and life. That is the moment God begins to transform you from the inside out, and NOTHING will ever be the same. Remember how specifically and uniquely God created you? That was wasn’t an accident, actually for a specific and unique purpose.
In the Book of Acts, chapter one, we see the disciples, all gathered together awaiting to find out what their formation (birth) and the transformation was all for. Jesus shows himself to them, they see how the Savior is ALIVE, even after the pain and death He endured on the cross. Jesus spent some time with these men and women to prepare them for the journey that laid ahead. Wait, I thought once you get saved that’s all you need and all there is to it??? Nope, there is MUCH MORE!!! That second greatest moment of your life, apart of the transformation God brings, He opens us up to see the WHY in why we were created and why we were created so specifically and uniquely.
‘But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” ‘ Acts 1:8
The disciples received the power of the Holy Spirit dwelling within them, just as we have. Once Jesus comes into your life and come to faith in Him, you are given the Holy Spirit to live with you and the power of the Spirit is not just for fun, it’s for a purpose. After the disciples receive the Holy Spirit Jesus gives them the big WHY to their lives and the calling He’s given them. To simply GO, and tell others about the Savior that came into your life, saved your life and point them to see Jesus and how He can do the same in their lives as well.
Take some time today to think about these two great moments God has given you. Your birth and the reason for your birth, which is your purpose. We can live our days on this earth chasing all the “fun” and comfortable things the world has to offer but that’s not the WHY to why God has created you so specifically and uniquely. It’s when you, in your uniqueness begin to realize the purpose of why you are here today, why you have been through what you’ve been through, and why Jesus has come to show you just how alive and awesome He really is, that’s when you see it’s not about you and never has been. It’s about Jesus and what He’s done and what He’s called you to do as you carry His name to other’s lives. Nothing more satisfying or great than witnessing the two greatest moments God has given you and helping others see the reason for why they were created the way they are! You have a purpose, you wouldn’t be here if you didn’t, praise God and walk in it today!!!!