Chosen

Built on a Rock

A few years ago, our daughter wanted to purchase a car we advised against.

“But Dad, it’s a Lexus, and it has new tires,” she said.

She did purchase the car and had nothing but problems with it, of course, except for the tires. The vehicle progressively got worse, and she started looking for a new car.

My wife would send her pictures of affordable vehicles, and it drove her crazy because she was only looking at certain ones.

However, there was one which caught her eye, one she had previously overlooked; it was a 2016 Ford Fiesta. It had everything she wanted and more.

Have you ever felt like a Ford Fiesta, like you’ve been overlooked? Maybe not noticed or chosen? Asking questions to yourself, “Why can’t I be good at sports?” “Why do I feel like such a failure?” “Do I have any value at all?” Or, maybe you’ve even asked the question, “Why is God so unfair?”

The Apostle Paul writes in Romans 9:14-16 and 19-21: 14 Are we saying, then, that God was unfair? Of course not! 15For God said to Moses, “I will show mercy to anyone I choose, and I will show compassion to anyone I choose.” 16So it is God who decides to show mercy. We can neither choose it nor work for it. …

19Well then, you might say, “Why does God blame people for not responding? Haven’t they simply done what He makes them do?”

20No, don’t say that. Who are you, a mere human being, to argue with God? Should the thing that was created say to the one who created it, “Why have you made me like this?” 21When a potter makes jars out of clay, doesn’t he have a right to use the same lump of clay to make one jar for decoration and another to throw garbage into?

Paul is trying to get his point across here by saying it is God who chooses.

Paul then poses the question, “Who are we to question God?” Doesn’t God have the same right that any Creator has over his creation? Just like a potter with his clay.

God doesn’t overlook anyone, or even small cars! Our daughter loves her car, and she would have overlooked it.

There are times we may feel overlooked; we feel like a Fiesta instead of a Lexus. But God can make the beautiful out of the ugly. Stop comparing and let God direct you. He will place you exactly where you are needed.

He chose you for a specific purpose. It’s up to you to find and fulfill your purpose. It’s up to you to say, “I am chosen, I am a child of God!”

 

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