Redeemed Into Purpose

Redeemed Into Purpose
by Pastor Dustin Williams

 

…we are all one redemptive moment away from changing the world.

“In Him, we have redemption (deliverance and salvation) through His blood, the remission (forgiveness) of our offenses (shortcomings and trespasses), in accordance with the riches and the generosity of His gracious favor …”

Ephesians 1:7 (AMPC)

Bad choices will have hard consequences; however, we are all one redemptive choice away from walking in the fulness of our call and purpose. Not only does God promise to raise us up, but He also has a whole book about human failure redeemed by His grace and mercy. After all, God chose Joseph to save God’s people from famine, despite the fact that Joseph came from a family so dysfunctional that his brothers sold him into slavery. God also chose Gideon, a fear-driven wimp, to lead his army. God chose Ruth to be one of Jesus’ ancestors, even though Ruth was childless, a widow, and a foreigner.

God chose Moses to represent him and be his spokesperson. Moses was an unexpected choice since he had a serious stuttering problem. Did I mention that Moses was a murderer? And, God chose to save Noah from the flood. You might think, “Well, Noah must have been perfect.” Actually, after the flood, Noah got drunk and passed out completely naked. God chose Rahab for a starring role in the Bible, and she was a prostitute. God also chose David, an adulterer, to be the leader of his people.

Are you beginning to get the picture? Despite your past mistakes, God’s redemptive plan for you is good. I don’t know about you, but stepping into a good plan for my life sounds like a step in the right direction. In fact, the hard choice usually is the one that leads to freedom and takes you closer to your purpose.  Remember this, we are all one redemptive moment away from changing the world. 


Is there something that God is asking you for, so you can step into your purpose? Share your comments below.

Comments (10)
Julie NYANGABYAKI
Posted at 18:17h, 15 January Reply

Thanks for the good encouragement Regards Julie

Michael
Posted at 07:09h, 15 January Reply

Sandra any person who is sincere Jesus will forgive you just have to believe in the power of the Cross and just receive the gift of His forgiveness because He loves you, yes you too are special. Psm. 139:13-17

REV DR GERALD J OLSESKI,JR,CM,DD
Posted at 02:34h, 15 January Reply

Nice job Pastor.

Justine Joy Pahtayken
Posted at 22:53h, 14 January Reply

I have spent a lifetime in drugs/alcohol now sober 5 yrs. I am a Native American and have children back. My older brother is a leader of a large Native prison/street gang. I believe the Lord wants to use me to lead these people to him. I have witnessed to everyone I encounter for years no matter what my lifestyle. I have been soaking for 2 years now. I also have a strong church family. I just do not know what to do next. I am in school for social work right now. In a Native school and lots of warfare. Jesus is protecting me. I just need to learn how to be more patient with myself and God's timing. Please pray for me. Thank you and God bless. Jer. 33:3. Jer. 29:11 . Isa. 22:22

MaryAnn
Posted at 22:28h, 14 January Reply

So blessed and appreciate the words of encouragement .I just want to be where God wants me to be. His will to be done in my life and my family. God bless

Karen Rezza
Posted at 20:06h, 14 January Reply

God is asking me to lay aside those sins that so easily beset me. He wants me to stop having idolatry of my marriage, by constantly worrying about it. He wants me to eat according to "His" diet for me, so I can have a clear mind, and energy. He also wants me to entirely quit drinking, and turn the whole problem over to Him. And to be about my Father's business. Could you please say a prayer for me? I SO WANT TO STEP INTO MY DESTINY, FULLY!

Samuel Rodriguez
Posted at 20:00h, 14 January Reply

He is asking us my wife and I to step into the mission field in Mexico city. pray for us as we prepare for this step.

Larry Chavana
Posted at 19:27h, 14 January Reply

Great reminder that God can forgive our past and turn our failures and weaknesses into blessings.. Thank you..

Sandra Tate
Posted at 19:24h, 14 January Reply

I DON'T HE CAN FORGIVE TWO ABORTIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lesley
Posted at 06:02h, 15 January

@Sandra Tate. Yes, my sweet sister. He can. He will, He already has. The question is, can you accept His forgiveness? Please, please do. 💖

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