God had a master plan, from Adam through to Christ’s return and beyond.
When God created us, He custom built each and every one of us to fit a place in that plan. We are each made for a specific purpose and a specific time in a specific place. “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart.” God has known from the very beginning what, where, when and how we would be fitting into the jigsaw of life and He knew our very thoughts, words, and deeds when He made us. Yet He has never made our decisions for us. You see God’s ultimate purpose is for us to join Him, but He has given us freedom of choice because He wants us to choose to be with Him and not make us come to Him. He personally came and gave us our manual for life, and prior to leaving He said, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age”.
In saying this Jesus has commissioned us to do as He did, and He has told us that He is with us. Jesus did not say this and go. His Spirit is with us and the Holy Spirit is equipping us giving each of us the gifts that we need in the plans that God has for us.
So now many of us will scratch our head and say, “Okay great, but what is my gift?” This is where we listen with our ears, with our eyes and with every sense of our body. Sometimes we are so busy looking outwards and desiring what gifts others have that we neglect to look inwards and see the gift that God has given us. Maybe it’s something that we do naturally, so we don’t notice it, but others do. We need to be still and examine ourselves and listen to what God is telling us. He’s telling us where our gifts/spiritual boots are, but it’s up to us to put them on and walk in them.
God has made our spiritual boots as a perfect fit for us, we need to walk around in them and not try to wear someone else’s boots because you’ll only get blisters, cramped toes and end up with crippled feet and scuffed boots. Your boots can only shine if you wear them.
We need to find our own boots, and when we find them we’ll do more than walk, we’ll run jump and skip in joy.
God bless you all