The person who others need you to be is the person who God called you to be. The best illustration of this principle is the life of great and influential leaders such as: Nelson Mandela, Bill Gates, our current and past Presidents of the United States, Mother Teresa and even Mark Zuckerberg.
Imagine what the world would be like if Mother Teresa decided to follow in Noah’s footsteps and construct another ark. What if Bill Gates decided to run for President of the United States; or what if Mark Zuckerberg decided to follow John Glenn’s path and become an astronaut. I’m sure each one of these individuals would have achieved something in those fields but their impact would not be as significant. We need each of these people for the specific gifts and talents that they possess. The things they possess help us to become better people and accomplish our goals. Their choice to walk in their calling inspires us and motivates us to do the same. Their personalities, interests and hobbies fit the path of their purpose.
If each one of the individuals chose to be someone other than the man or woman that God called them to be, their legacy would not be established. Their work would not be significant because they would have been living life, doing everything and being everyone but the person that God called them to be. That same ability to influence others and achieve great things lives inside of you. You can make the decision to walk in the fullness of who God called you to be, and leave a legacy that inspires the world around you.
You too, have a gift, skill and personality that fits your purpose and your path.
Please unwrap those gifts. Please pursue those talents. Please live boldly in the personality that God gave you so that you can be who we need. We need you to be our pastor, mentor, business owner, engineer, teacher, artist, etc. We need you to be YOU. We need you to be THRILLED about being you! We need you to be who God has called you to be–no one else and no one less.
Happy Thursday my friend! =)
“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works,which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (Ephesians 2:10)