Apostle Grace Lubega
Romans 8:29-30 (KJV); For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.
The beginning of finding yourself is in understanding predestination. It is predestination that gives clarity to the call of God upon your life and the call gives the grace of justification and glorification.
Many people often ask the question, “what has God called me to do?”
But that is the second question. It is a misunderstanding of the order of the Spirit. As revealed in our theme scripture, the order is: predestination, calling, justification, and glorification.
In Jeremiah 1:5, the Bible says, “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.”
Part of understanding predestination is beholding your identity before you were formed in your mother’s womb. Who were you in eternity? In Jeremiah’s case, God first lays down the fact that Jeremiah had a spiritual identity before he was formed in his mother’s womb and this identity preceded his call and ordination as a prophet to the nations.
Many are called, child of God, but few are chosen (Matthew 22:14). Those that are called but not chosen seek to understand their identity from the place of the calling. The chosen trace themselves further back in time to the place of predestination.
FURTHER STUDY: Ephesians 1:5, Jeremiah 1:5
GOLDEN NUGGET: The beginning of finding yourself is in understanding predestination. It is predestination that gives clarity to the call of God upon your life and the call gives the grace of justification and glorification.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for this Word. Thank You because You knew me and had a plan for me even before I was formed in my mother’s womb. I behold that plan and vision for my life in all that I do because I know that it defines my call, the honour that I receive, and the glory by which I live, in Jesus’ name, Amen.