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.