Last Picked?

For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live]. Ephesians 2:10

Have you ever been last picked? It’s not the greatest feeling in the world. We all want to be a part of a winning team. We all want to succeed. We all want to be picked first in life. However, I find that all too often, we feel inadequate in life and believe that what we have to offer is worthless compared to what everyone around us brings to the table.

Seth Godin wrote a great post, Reject the Tyranny of Being Picked: Pick Yourself“.  In it, he said, “No one is going to pick you. Pick yourself.”

While I was reading that post, I agreed with that statement. It’s true that in life, there may be no one who goes out of their way to pick you. You need to believe in yourself and what you can do if you’re going to be successful.

But as I was reading that quote by Seth, God spoke to my heart. He said, “I’ve picked you.”

That got me fired up! Ephesians 2:10 says that God already has paths planned for us, that if we’ll walk in them, we’ll live the good life, that he pre-arranged for us! God has already picked us. He picked us before we were even born (Romans 5:8). I like how Zig Ziglar says it, “God doesn’t take time to make a nobody.”

Once we know that God’s already picked us in life, we can start to pick ourselves. We can believe in what He has put in us. We can believe in what He sees in us.

Always remember that God has picked you.

So stop doubting yourself. Stop diminishing your dreams. Stop thinking everyone else has talent and you don’t. Stop thinking everyone else “on the team” is great, and you are mediocre. God picked you for His team. He believes in you.

Start to See Yourself as He Sees You and Go after what He’s put in your heart.



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