1 Peter 2:9
We are chosen by God before our life begins. We are chosen by God before we’ve lived long enough to make bad choices and battle regrets. We are chosen by God before others have sized us up, and passed judgment. We are chosen by God before WE assess ourselves, and determine that we are unworthy. He makes us worthy, yet we can live life rejecting His plan, His blessings and His grace for us because we feel undeserving and inadequate.
God chose Moses at his birth to deliver His people out of captivity. God ensured his safety during a time when he should have been killed at birth. God prepared Moses in the ways of Egyptian culture, and later equipped him as a shepherd. Decades of preparation left Moses with the perfect resume. God chose him, prepared him and called him when it was time: yet Moses rejected himself for the job. Moses even tried to talk God out of His own plans with a long list of excuses. I’m not putting Moses down: many of us are guilty of the same thing.
We too are chosen by God. And just like Moses, God began equipping and preparing us. God chose us fully aware of our human/sinful nature, and provided a way of escape so that we can fully walk in His plan. We aren’t chosen based on merit, we are chosen based on His love for us.
Meet David. He was chosen by God to be King over Israel, but was rejected by everyone else: even his own family. This is why we must not doubt that we have been chosen by God: man will not always approve of our Christianity. And sadly, fellow Christians may reject the calling you have on your life. But God is equipping us!! He is empowering us!!
Jeremiah 29:11 has been quoted to a point that people tend to gloss over this scripture, listening half-heartedly. It seems too good to be true that the Creator of this universe would call ME; would choose ME; would know MY name and the number of hairs on MY head; and would actually plan my life to be full of joy and good things!! But it’s true; all of it. He is able to fulfill His Word, and His Word says that you and I are chosen, and He has good plans for us.
I Peter 2:9 NIRV “But God chose you to be his people. You are royal priests. You are a holy nation. You are God’s special treasure. You are all these things so that you can give him praise. God brought you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”
We are His treasure; His created ones; His chosen ones. Just like Moses and David, we must accept His plan for our lives, and trust that He is fully capable to complete that which He has started in us. Accept that He wants to use us in spite of our faults; our shortcomings; our continued spiritual struggles; and our imperfections. Accept that we are chosen by Him even if others reject us.
Do not limit God by rejecting what HE has chosen. He has chosen YOU.