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As for us, we can’t help but thank God for you, dear brothers and sisters loved by the Lord. We are always thankful that God chose you to be among the first[a] to experience salvation — a salvation that came through the Spirit who makes you holy and through your belief in the truth. He called you to salvation when we told you the Good News; now you can share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.2 Thessalonians 2:13-14 (NLT)

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Who are you? What is your place in this world? This question often baffles us. In our quest to be prominent or recognized, we tend to overlook the obvious fact that each person brings something distinct to this world. And God often chooses to use our own struggles to bring about change and healing in the lives of those who find themselves in a similar place.

God chose us to be vessels of His grace in the lives of others. Truth be told, this doesn’t always look glamorous; we sometimes have to bare our souls or show our vulnerabilities. But we have been called to help transform lives. When we begin to embrace that call, to be instruments of love and to lead others to the divine grace of our Lord, we find that it is only by God’s grace we are able to do what He has called us to.

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He has equipped us with everything we need to carry out our function in the body of Christ. Our calling may not look like the calling of others. And it may not be our “ideal” assignment. But our part is necessary in bringing the Good News to those who are in need of the same grace that we have received.

Lord, teach us to recognize our value to the Kingdom of God. You have called each of us to impact the lives of those around us. Help us to embrace the place that we have been called to, even when it appears that our part seems small and insignificant. Help us to remember that we have been called to help bring Glory and Honor to your name and not our own. In Jesus name, Amen

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