You’ve Got To Be Who God Called You To Be

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Be Who God Called You To BeThe 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)

  • Anonymous
    December 12, 2013


  • Roselyn
    December 12, 2013

    Thank you for today’s message. Your message today was a reminder of a sermon I heard from church 2 months ago which conveyed the importance of us not being self absorbed with pressure from society. Our generation is consumed with narcissism thoughts, behavior and denial of what ones actual purpose is in life. We cannot be what we want to be though our society motivates and stimulates us with words such as ” you can become whatever you want to be”this is not true, why because we can be and become what God wants us to be and the path he has lined up for us by his grace. Let’s talk less of I, Me and what is good for me or what I want and change the dialogue to Lord guide me, I, and fellow brethren to become what you want us to be.This is ultimate personal success, we come at peace with ourselves knowing we are asking God to lead so we can become what he wants us to be. It will cause us to be less stressed, and overpowered with how &what society, ourself desires and what we want be through education, career and status quo of life!!!! If God is taking the lead.

    • ErikaTheEncourager
      December 12, 2013

      Man! First of all, you don’t know how happy it makes me to see your comment today! Comments always make me smile because it feels good to know that someone connects to the things that God has placed on your heart.

      Now onto the shouting part, lol! That sermon sounds like it was very good! One thing I am learning to value about being single is the process of learning and understanding that life is bigger than me. In fact, my purpose and your purpose are much bigger than us and what we can see. It’s often challenging for us to realize this because we see what we want and we want God to give it to us! lol! It is truly an ongoing journey of learning to see beyond ourselves. A few weeks ago, someone challenged me to begin my day with “God what do you want me to do today?” and boy oh boy has that been a challenge lol! It’s so hard to let go of “ME” sometimes but the more we let go of me, the more God can give of Himself to us.

      I so appreciate you sharing your wisdom and reflections today sis! Thanks for being a blessing and a constant source of encouragement.


      Erika =)

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