Marked

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Devotional

Marked by God

Have you ever felt like you don’t have a purpose? If you’re reading this today, you need to understand that you are marked. Not marked by society or the world’s standards, you are marked by God!  

Being marked or anointed by God means that you have God’s approval on your life, today and every day! 

We have all had situations in our life that have made us doubt who God has called us to be, but that ends today. Say this aloud: "I am marked by God!" Now say it again and this time, say it like you truly believe it!  

In God’s Word, we learn that we have been set apart for a special purpose!

What you do and who you are matters, not only to your friends, family, or coworkers but most importantly, to God. What you need to realize is that the college denial letter, having sex outside of marriage, and even the failed business plan do not discount the plan for your life. Out of all of the billions of people in this world, He created you to do what only you can do.  God wants to use your gifts and your talents to make a difference in the lives of those around you. Often we discount where we are in life and believe the lie that if God wanted to do something amazing that He would choose someone else. Your location and your vocation could be the perfect combination that God uses to change a generation! He has chosen you and called you to do more than you can ask, think, or imagine. 

Whether you are confident in who God has called you to be or you are in a season of discouragement and doubt and no longer believe you have been called by God, no matter what you’re facing today, you are still marked.

Today, it’s time to stand firm in your faith and remind yourself that God has marked you for impact, purpose, and destiny!  

Reflection:

What lies have you believed that made you feel like you weren’t marked by God?

Prayer: 

Father, Remind me of my identity in you and why you have marked me.  Help me to renew my mind and seek you as I pursue your purpose for me on this Earth.