Charlie Brown was sitting behind his desk holding his head between his hands, as his elbows kept them in place. With a worried look on his face he moaned, “The moment I set foot on the steps of life, they took one look at me and said, ‘Not right for the part!’“
Not so for the Christian!
Paul, writing to the Ephesians said, “When you believed in Christ, He identified you as His own by giving you the Holy Spirit.” That’s God’s guarantee that we belong to Him and that He has a unique plan for our lives and we are just “right for the part.”
When the Holy Spirit comes into our lives it is the beginning of a new way of living because we have become “new creations” through Christ Jesus. We know that “old things have passed away and all things have become new!” And whatever “part” God has for us is one that meets His needs and we will certainly be able to fulfill that “part” for His glory on earth.
We must always remember that the power of the Holy Spirit is at work in our lives now - transforming us into the likeness of Christ right now. Often we look at the “end product” - being with God in the Kingdom of Heaven. We must always remember that His power is at work in us at this very moment. And when we look back and see where we were, and look forward and know where we will be, we know He has a “part” for us.
Prayer: We pray, Lord, that we will be patient with You as You are with us as You shape us and mold us and work with us until we are “right for our part.” In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Ephesians 1:13 In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise,