Ah, a Masterpiece!!!
Created for Something More… sounds like a great idea, right? We like the idea of having a purpose in our life, yet there are many of us out there that question if we have a purpose in our lives. I questioned this for years! I remember sitting out on the curb in front of my house the night before I was to graduate from high school talking to my best friend Jason. We were talking about our futures. That fall, Jason was headed off to the University of Arkansas to purse his degree in the field of computers and I was heading to ASU – Beebe for a business degree. I remember telling Jason that I believed he was going to make all of his dreams come true because he was a dream maker, a leader who would do great things. He made a comment similar to mine and I told him that he was crazy. I told him I was just a follower. The reason why I told him that is because I didn’t see any real value or worth in my life. That was in May of 1992, and for the next 7 years I would live my life without purpose….why? The answer is for the same reason why everyone else lives their lives without purpose; I did not realize that God created me for something more!
Last week I shared Ephesian 2:10 with you as the foundation for this blog.
“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long.” (NLT)
I love this verse! It is so powerful and so uplifting! It whispers volumes as to how God feels about you and me! Can you hear it? Listen closely… You, yes you, you are God’s masterpiece! Did you catch that? You are a masterpiece! When I hear the word masterpiece I think of art work like paintings by the master painters’ such as da Vinci, Michelangelo and Bernini. These great artists created some of the world greatest art. According to Paul, you and I are the greatest masterpieces of all time! We are the Master Artist masterpiece! God created us! We are so special to Him. Just like there is only one Mona Lisa, there is just one of you in this world! He created you just the way you are! There is no one that has the same personality as you. No one looks just like you (even if you are an identical twin, you really are not truly identical!). No one with the same gifts, talents, desires, and passions as you. There is no one just like you! The truth is, God created you just the way you are for Him! You are special and unique. He took His chisel and chipped away at you until you were just the way He wanted you. Then He picked up His paint brush and gently stroked of color the your skin, eyes and hair to His liking. When God finished He stood back and smiled to Himself and said: “Ah another Masterpiece!” That’s right; the Creator said that about you!
Do you see yourself as God’s Masterpiece? Why or why not?
Created For a Purpose!
Monday morning, the alarm goes off, you hit the snooze thinking, “Oh I don’t want to get up”, and then roll back over and go back to sleep. After hitting the snooze button 3 times, you drag yourself out of bed and head for the shower. You shower, brush your teeth, get dress and fix your hair. Once dressed for work you grab a small bite to eat and pour yourself a cup of joe. While finishing up breakfast you try to watch a little of Good Morning America so that you can be an informed person then head of to work. You work all day, come home, eat dinner, watch a little TV and then off to bed. Tuesday morning repeat the same thing… Wednesday, repeat… the next week, repeat … weeks turn in to years of doing the same thing. It is as if life is stuck on “repeat’ just like a song on your iPod. Does this sound familiar? Then you wake up one morning and ask the question: Is this all life has to offer? You have? Yep, me too. I believe that a lot people ask this very question daily. Maybe not verbally, but maybe mentally. Either way people ask the question.
So, is that all life has to offer; repeating the same things day in and day out? Only to think that there is nothing more in this life but just live the normal life. The answer is no! I believe that we were created for something more! As I matter of fact, I know we are!
A few months ago I preached a message called “Created for I Refuse Moments”. For the message I used Ephesians 2:10 as the Scripture reference. Eph. 2:10 says: “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long.” (NLT) Notices first of all we God masterpiece! Secondly we are a new person when we place our faith in Jesus. All of that sounds great, right? But for what purpose? That purpose is so that we can do good works that God the Father planned for us even before we were a twinkle in our parent’s eyes. That is amazing to me! That doesn’t sound like the same ole’ same ole’ to me, does it you? And before you ask yourself the big question, let me answer it before hand: Yes, God wants to use you!
So that is what this is blog all about! Showing you to that God has created you for something more! I will be sharing passages of Scriptures, stories and personal experiences on how God created everyone for something!
Question? Do you believe that God has created you for a purpose?
Please join in the discussion as we look at how each one of us is “Created for Something More”
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