We live in a day and age when everything around us is tempest tossed. But if you know who you are and whose you are, you will stand.
Your heavenly Father wrote out the intimate details of your life in His book long before you drew your first breath. No one else can live your story. It is time your pages came alive. Living the story lines written for others will leave what God has written of you unfulfilled. Each and every one of us has a specific course and destiny. The Holy Spirit’s direction is essential if you are going to live a life without rival. This Spirit-led life is not merely a concept or a romantic hope—it is an expression of spiritual discipline and a personal act of worship. A life of devotion, not distraction. With each act of obedience in both your intimate and your public life, He will detail His purpose for your life and His voice to you will grow in clarity.
Your life and its potential is a God-given entrustment. It would be a shame if all that is in you were like so much treasure and talents buried under the opinions and expectations of strangers. You are not here on earth as a spectator. You have far more important and interesting things to do with your life. It is time you knew this.
Stand before God, radiant in hope, faithful in serving, and loving in all you do. For you, my friend and sister, have been seeded with a stunning story of promise—a destiny without rival. Now go with the courage born of love and boldly spend your life in pursuit of everything God has for you. I promise, it’ll be worth it.
Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else, for each one should carry their own load.
Excerpt from the devotional “Without Rival” by Lisa Bevere.