“Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began…” (II Timothy 1: 9)
Our purpose is not something we make nor is it something we can mess up. God has called each one of us, ushered us into glorious being, to show forth the very thing that Christ Jesus came demonstrating—our oneness with God and all that He is.
God is Love. So we were created in order to be the very evidence of that Love, to fulfill this holy intention in a way that only we can. We can’t miss our calling, because it is the very nature of who we are; it is the way in which God’s multitude of beautiful qualities are blending in us and living to be shared. We have always been in God’s thought, a necessary and wonderful idea that He conceived and consciously, constantly expresses and loves. This glorious selfhood was with God—in that Truth preached by Christ—before the world began, before material sense would attempt to limit us, separate us, belittle us.
God has saved us. He has preserved us just as we are for all time because we are important to His own purpose and grace. His Love requires we know and live that holy calling to do good, to be good, and to be true to ourselves in doing so. We are not called and equipped to be amazing because of anything we did or didn’t do. It is because of what God has already done in loving you into being, into your purposeful, unique, and powerful life.
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