The Chosen One.

“And we know that for those who love God, all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose.”-Romans 8:28

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My best friend Madison got married in August of 2014. It was a beautiful ceremony at a golf course in Michigan and I was chosen as one of her maids of honor. I had the honor of standing by her side as she married the love of her life, Josh. Then, as a total shock, she asked me to be one of the witnesses on her marriage license. I was so excited when they passed me the pen that I almost cried! It was such an honor and so humbling.

There is something so beautiful and incredible about being chosen. To be picked above all else, to be deliberately decided on. It really is an amazing thing.

BUT, honestly, I felt a totally different feeling when I started to feel the tug at my heart strings of God asking me to step up and complete the plans He had for my life. I knew I was a chosen one, it says it in His Word.  That all who love God are chosen to show His love to others and to be leaders in this world. But, seriously, me?

I was scared. I was nervous. I was freaked out.

& truly, most days I still am.

I am unqualified for pretty much everything. Socializing is not my favorite thing to do. Public speaking has never been something I am good at. Confrontation gives me anxiety. Yet, here I am, literally doing all of these things on a daily basis. Through God and for God.

I never, ever wanted to be a leader. But now, I constantly find myself in leadership positions, not even by my choosing. It is funny how God’s plans for our life rarely match our own and how His plans always win.

Just like when I was asked to be a maid of honor for Madison and to sign off as a witness on her marriage license, it felt like a huge responsibility.  Though, it was incredibly humbling and a total honor. Isn’t it cool that God wants us to be a part of His plans?

What is God calling you to do today? That is a huge responsibility, but the greatest honor of all?

You are a leader in God’s world. You are a chosen one. God does not make any mistakes.

-Kristin-

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