- Jim Corbett
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“I have given you a specific life to live. It is important to Me that you live it to the fullest. There are certain people only you will be able to touch. There are specific instances when you are to be a testimony to others. Every detail of your life is important to Me. Every instance that you encounter is part of who you are becoming. They all add up to who you really are in Me.
"At each point in your growth, I move people to you so that they can observe more of Jesus. Your experiences and growth help them to become who I want them to be. Consider every instance, every encounter, and every circumstance you face to be worthwhile. They are building blocks to your completion. Your life is for you to live as you choose. I choose for it to be developed into the character of Jesus. I ask you to do the same.”
Genesis 1:27-28a AMP
27) So God created man in His own image, in the image and likeness of God He created him: male and female He created them.
28a) And God blessed them and said to them, Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it [using all its vast resources in the service of God and man] -
Psalm 51:10 AMP
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right, persevering and steadfast spirit within me.
John 4:34 NIV
“My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.”
Acts 21:13 AMP
Then Paul replied, What do you mean by weeping and breaking my heart like this? For I hold myself in readiness not only to be arrested and bound and imprisoned at Jerusalem, but also [even] to die for the name of the Lord Jesus.
We all need to look past our own little ideas about why we were born, and - just as importantly - why others were born. God really does not make mistakes. If we could see the orchestration of all of mankind, we would realize that everyone in every place on earth has a life given to him or her by the Lord. That life counts very much in His plan. Each one is specifically designed to accomplish a specific life task.
As followers of Christ, our lives have eternal consequences for the many other lives who have an encounter with us. We carry truth within us.
Show me how to live my life properly, Lord,