A Little Ray of Hope

One of my favorite verses comes from the Book of John. It’s comforting and 100% true.

You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. ~John 15:16

As I unpack this verse, I realize that God chose me (and you) before we were even conceived to do exactly what we’re doing. Even the circuitous route to where you are now was part of his divine plan.

He also calls us to go out and bear fruit — use our gifts to serve others and make this world a better place. I used to think that I couldn’t do certain things because someone else had already thought of it and is doing it well.  What God spoke to me through my Coach is that others may in fact be doing that one thing, but they can’t possibly do it the way that I will. All I have to do is ask, and he will send me the resources to nurture and cultivate the seed I’ve sown so that it will bear fruit. I’m seeing the fruits of my labor even now, and this is just the beginning.

Think about your life and purpose. What is it that God has appointed you to do that no one else can do? Step away from naysayers and your own negative self talk, and accept this appointment. Only God has the power to promote and appoint, and he chose you.

Scroll down and join me in the comments. What is it that God has appointed you to do that no one else can do quite like you can?