Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Quiet Moments With God -- Who Do You Want To Be?

Yesterday, while reading from "My Utmost For His Highest" Oswald Chambers closing lines caught hold of me. "Beware of paying attention or going back to what you once were, when God wants you to be something you have never been." Powerful words, potentially life changing.

What kind of person are you--one who goes back to what's familiar or the type who looks forward to what could be? I want to look forward, to move forward--to become something I've never been. I long to be that person. Sadly, that's not always who I am. Fear, lack of confidence, lack of vision and a voice in my head that tells me I can't be someone else holds me back.

2nd Corinthians 5:17 says, "Therefore,if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone,the new has come!" Amen! We must remember that we can do all things through Christ who gives us strength. Whoever God calls us to be and no matter what He asks of us, we have the strength and ability because of Him.

I remember the day I placed my faith in Christ--I was a brand new creation. It was an amazing time learning what it meant to be a child of God. And now when I hear that God wants me to be someone I've never been I'm reminded of those early days. I wonder who does he want me to be and am I ready?

If I'm willing, then I'm ready. God will show me the way, give me the strength and the wisdom as I am transformed.

Trust the Lord. Don't hold back. Embrace God's opportunities. And discover the person you've never been.

I'm stoked. How about you?

Grace and peace to you from God.



  1. Hi Bonnie- Sorry this is late. I'm trying to catch up on my blog reading.

    Love this post. This year has not been the easiest for me, but I am amazed at how God is changing me. I'm printing out that Chambers quote. I love that.

    Thanks so much:)

  2. Hi Kristen. Oswald Chambers was a very wise man. I spend time in his devotional almost everyday.

    I'm sorry it's been a difficult year for you. I want me and my friends to have only wonderful days. However, I know this--the tough times are the best. We learn so much about God--who He is and how much He cares about us. We learn to trust Him and we find out so much more about who we are.

    Of course, some serene, blissful days are good. :-)

    Hugs to you,