The Opportunity is All Yours
Many wonder why some have greater testimonies than others;
Are some tagged as special by God, that have a greater purpose?
Not in His view.
We often look at the outside and determine success by worldly standards. But the LORD looks at the heart and determines readiness to perform the purpose He originally planned for that specific heart.
He created us all with a unique purpose and our hearts are designed to fulfill that purpose.
So why does it seem others are spiritually successful while we feel unused?
There is only one reason: sanctification.
The depth of our sanctification determines the depth of our spiritual fulfillment;
And sanctification has everything to do with willingness to be changed through obedience to God’s Word.
Through diligent obedience, our purpose is revealed; then comparison to others is dissolved and true fulfillment is received.
Invest time in seeking God diligently, perform His Word, and He will reward you with honor.
We all have opportunity to be set apart in His kingdom;
We just have to apply diligence to receive it.
1Samuel 16:7 But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.
John 15:16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
Psalm 65:4 Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple.
John 17:19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.
Matthew 6:4 That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.
Matthew 6:6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
Hebrew 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Proverbs 22:4 By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life.