You Were Built For This

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Devotional

You Were Built For This. 


“But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.” Deuteronomy‬ ‭8:18‬ ‭KJV‬‬


You were built for this. You were built to honor and glorify God through your gifts, talents and abilities. 3 John‬ ‭1:2‬ ‭KJV‬‬ states, “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” God desires that your natural life prospers “even as” your spiritual life prospers. God desires that you are strengthened in all areas of your life. Let God feed and strengthen your spirit “even as” you develop your character, diligence and work ethic. 


According to Strong’s Concordance, the Greek word for “Even as” is, ‘kathōs’ (G2531) which means, “Just as, in proportion to, in the degree that.” God desires that your natural life prospers “Even as” or “in proportion to” your spiritual life prospers. 3 John‬ ‭1:2‬ ‭AMPC‬‬ describes it this way, “Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in every way and [that your body] may keep well, even as [I know] your soul keeps well and prospers.”


God uses education as a tool. Education prepares you to pursue your purpose. Education is a tool that helps you to identify, develop, groom, and sharpen your skills, talent, gifts and abilities. Through education, God builds your character and teaches you how to steward your gifts wisely. Through education and submission, learn to master your craft. 


Let God lead you through your process. Education is a weapon that God uses, through you, to impact and transform the world. Let God use your intelligence to shift the world. Remember, God created you and gave you your intellect and intelligence. According to 1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5:23‬ ‭KJV‬‬, we are spirit, soul and body: “And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” God desires to use you and to prosper you in every area of your life. God gives gifts freely but mastery requires diligence.