2 Timothy 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God according to the promise of the life that is in Christ Jesus,
Paul starts many of his letter with this phrase and as I read it this morning, i got thinking. He knew the will of God for himself. He knew that it is God’s will that he should be an apostle. He had now doubt. If you doubt what Gd made you, you will never be strong. Paul believed this so firmly that it became the building block for avery problem he addressed.
What about you? What are you, by the will of God? Maybe it is time for us, not only to recognize who we are IN CHRIST, but also what we are, by His will. If you have received an appointment as prophet, apostle, evangelist, teacher or even pastor, believe that it is BY HIS will. God made you, appointed you and gave you gifts according to His will. If you have received ANY gift of the spirit like healing, teaching, leading or even if you have certain good traits, it is by His will. You are in Secunda (or wherever you are) by His will.
How about starting every day and crisis by saying……. I am ……………… (Bernard), the ……………. (apostle) placed in ……………….. (Secunda) by God’s will and then you take on your day!