Before writing this article I wanted to know what the words “prepare” and “moment” meant. I’ve used these words quite often but never had to define them.
The word moment is defined as a particular time or period of success, excellence, fame, etc. and the word preparing is making ready beforehand or putting in proper condition or readiness.
In our everyday lives we are always doing something whether we realize it or not that is preparing us for what God has called us to do. Don’t shake your head yet. We get up, get dressed and do something. Am I right so far? You may go out everyday to a job you don’t like but you go. You say the bills have to get paid. But you go! What’s driving you to go? Keep reading.
Our moment that we are preparing for may be just around the corner. Why do we get up? Why do we get dressed? We do it because this is who we are. We are visionaries. A visionary is defined as one who is confident of success in a project which others perceive to be idle and fanciful. (Webster’s 1898 Dictionary). In other words some people may think we are only operating with a “partial deck”. That’s OK. God has placed a dream inside of us that we cannot let go of no matter how hard we try. It drives us to keep going.
In God’s Word:
I Peter 2:9 says in the NASB, “But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God’s OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light”.
I Peter 2:9 says in the Amplified, “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a dedicated nation, [God’s] own purchased, special people, that you may set forth the wonderful deeds and display the virtues and perfections of Him Who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light”.
I Peter 2:9-10 says in the Message, “But you are the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people, God’s instruments to do his work and speak out for him, to tell others of the night-and-day difference he made for you—from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted”.
During the course of the day you find every reason to quit but deep down inside you know there is something more. There is! God is preparing you. Your moment is coming and God wants you to be ready. We’ve been chosen by God. We are peculiar (extraordinary, special and exceptional) and we have been called to make a difference.
Don’t give up now! What you think is hard, God has softened. What you think is rough, God has made smooth. Your moment is staring you in the face. Don’t turn around now. Opportunities are headed your way. You are being prepared for the next level. You have cried to the Lord for a change and God has heard you. Don’t be moved by what is in front of you. Keeping looking at what is ahead of you and not around you. There are many distractions that have been assigned to take your eyes off of what God has told you to do but you must put your blinders back on. Remember God never changes. The assigned task was given to you because God knew you would complete it. Do not let things or people deter you from fulfilling what you KNOW you have been called to do.
Blinders are defined as a pair of leather flaps attached to a horse’s bridle to curtail side vision. It keeps the horse focused on what is ahead.
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