2 Timothy 1:9 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,
God has given us a purpose for being on planet Earth and time is given us for the fulfillment of that purpose. Ecclesiastes 3:1 says, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” We are either on purpose or off of our purpose for there is no dimmer switch in fulfilling our life’s purpose. Let me share a few words and ask what you’d like out of life.
Good – favorable; suitable; OK; agreeable; adequate; satisfactory.
Better- more attractive; favorable; commendable; more advantageous or effective; improved in accuracy or performance; greater than half improved.
Best – the greatest degree of good or excellence; excelling all others; a superlative to good; most productive of good, advantage, usefulness or satisfaction; to the greatest advantage; maximum effort; the most favorable circumstance.
I’m sure most people would choose “Best” as to what they’d like out of life. The power to be your best is in the discovery of your purpose and we can have it revealed to us like the Apostle Paul as it says in Galatians 1:15, 16, “But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by his grace, 16 To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood.” We cannot be our best living outside of God’s purpose because the gifts He has put in us are only fully maximized by the purpose He has assigned to us. His purpose brings the best out of us.
Part of that revelation comes to us as we respond to His calling for we are all called according to His purpose (2 Timothy 1:9). A calling is a summons and an invitation that requires a response. God doesn’t force or draft anyone into His army. He calls and we respond. All believers are called if you received Jesus (John 1:12), are born again, a new creation, or saved. As a child of God you are a part of the Church and the Greek word for Church is, “called out ones.” You are a called out one, called of God and have a calling to purpose. Have you found your calling and purpose in the Body of Christ called the Church? Your past condition, present circumstances, personal characteristics, or private concerns are no obstacle to God, Who knew all about all of that, when He called you to salvation. God can really use your life if you will let Him and submit to His purpose.