Chosen One

Isaiah 41: 9

I have chosen you and not rejected you.

Do you ever wonder who you are in Christ? Or do you love God but just don’t know how you fit in? Do not worry. God called you from the far reaches of the earth. He called you when you didn’t know him. You love God because He first loved you. He wanted you in His family since the beginning of time. He picked you; He chose you. He certainly has not rejected you. Perhaps you do not think you are who you should be. Well, we are all growing into a better version of ourselves, but that does not mean that God is rejecting who you are. He just wants you to grow up into the you that you were always destined to be. That does not mean that He wants to alter the basic elements of who you are. We just all have to grow. We all need to learn to walk in love, mercy, peace and truth. We don’t just instinctively know how to do that. So, sure, we are all learning and growing but God wants you to know that He, Himself, has chosen you and not rejected you. He wants you to hear this loud and clear. He knew exactly who you were when He got you. He called you to Himself when you were yet imperfect. So, don’t think you have to be perfect to please Him. He is the perfection. Just join with Him. Integrate who you are with who He is. You will be perfect in Him because the two of you will make an unbeatable pair.

From this day on, never again question who you are because I am going to tell you who you are. You are God’s chosen, His elect. He sought you and He bought you. You have been redeemed in the perfection that He is. You are His joy and His delight. You are receiving this message because you are a precious member of His own family. He has always loved you and validated you. He just longs for more of you.

Chosen

Isaiah 41: 9

I have chosen you and not rejected you.

Did you know that God has chosen you? Do you know that you are precious to him? Sometimes we think that the only people God has chosen and called are those called into ministry. That just isn’t true. It took me awhile to understand the call on my life but now I can help you. I thought He was calling me into business as a Christian business person. Then I thought He was calling me into law. And while those were appointments for a time, I finally realized that the real call on my life was to Him. And just the same, He is calling you to himself. That is the call on your life. Yeah, it may ultimately manifest in a variety of ways, but you need not worry about that. He will lead you into your path once you have answered His call. You need not concern yourself with what He has called you to in terms of a task or an occupation. All you have to do is recognize that He has called and chosen you. Answer Him. It is no different than when you were a child and a parent called you. They meant for you to go to them. They called you to themselves. Then you would go find them. This is the same with God. He is calling. He has chosen you. He has not rejected you. Go to Him. Seek Him.

No Rejects

Isaiah 41: 9

I have chosen you and not rejected.

If you are reading these words then you can be happy because God has chosen you. I know this because you would not be reading this if you had not been chosen by God. He has chosen you to be His own beloved. Does that give you a sense of belonging and value?

God has also said that He has not rejected you. I am amazed at the number of people who feel rejected in some form or another. Even a great number of Christians seem to feel unaccepted by the church and even by God Himself. Well, we no longer have to worry about rejection by God. He has told us, unequivocally, that we are acceptable in His sight.

God is love. He sent Jesus into the world to save you so that you could be in His family and live forever with Him. He didn’t send Jesus into the earth to judge and condemn. He isn’t trying to keep you out of heaven. He is trying to make sure you spend eternity in His house. God wants to express His love to you. How can someone who is love be critical and reject everyone who is not perfect? God sent the perfect one so that he could be perfect for us. This allows us all to just be ourselves. Sure, we are all trying to be the best version of ourselves that we can be but God will not love us anymore because He does not love us any less now. His love for us is also perfect and complete.

Before you were born, God knew exactly what you would be like and He chose you none the less. He never required you to earn His love and acceptance. They are both free gifts. You never have to feel like an outcast because God loves you perfectly today. Isn’t that great?