God makes each soul unique. If He had no use for all these differences I do not see why He should have created more souls than one. Be sure the ins and outs of your individuality are no mystery to Him; and one day they will no longer be a mystery to you.
I discovered this quote the summer after my freshman year in college, and latched on to it. I still love it.
- What you do doesn’t determine who you are; who you are determines what you do.
- No person can consistently live in a manner that is inconsistent with how he perceives himself.
Both from Victory Over the Darkness by Neil Anderson
I know some people take issue with his writings. I also still think these statements are valid.
His [Jesus’s] divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.
2 Peter 1:3
We’re not just hanging on until we go home with the get-out-of- jail-free card he bought us. We have also been equipped to live this life while we’re here. He’s given us everything we need.
For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age
The same grace that called us away from what is destructive also trains us to live a life pleasing to God.
All this is mixed-in with my mis-reading of this post which gave me the great line:
We all have things that He [God] did not give us.
As a multi-talented (multi-interest) person, it is a good reminder. There are things I’m just not meant to do.
And because God’s design has purpose, the not is as much my identity as the doing. Or, so it seems reasonable to assume.
Something to think on, anyway.
“No person can consistently live in a manner that is inconsistent with how he perceives himself.”
That put words to something I’ve been feeling and made the feeling make sense…thanks! You do that for me a lot.
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