We can be frustrated with our progress in life. We can dwell on all of our faults and shortcomings, failures and mistakes. However, our mistakes are not what define us, it is our value that defines us.
God made us in His image, and that makes us intrinsically valuable. He shaped and fashioned each of us individually with a specific purpose in mind. He made us for love, relationship and mission.
Even when we lost our way God sent love incarnate to earth to restore, redeem and reconnect us back to Himself. Now we can receive Jesus and His finished work on the cross and receive an endless fresh start. We become the righteousness of God in Christ.
Now no matter where we are or what we’ve done, we can begin to step into our specific purpose and destiny. Just as a seed that looks nothing like the plant it will become, we too can be planted in good soil, the body of believers and begin to grow, develop, flourish and thrive.
As we seek our Lord Jesus in prayer we will be watered by the spirit and warmed by the light of the Gospel. Just like the seed in the ground we will grow into something beautiful that is able to bear fruit and nourish many.
Ecclesiastes 3:11 “He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.”