Welcome to Week 4 of the YXIST 28‑Day Challenge.
That's right, you've made it past 21 days, and by now you really ought to be zooming in on what your "why" is, and that's why I want to talk a little bit more today about applying the "why," actually recognizing not only that God wants you to do something special but actually taking the steps to do it, and that begins by realizing that you have the grace to be you.
Romans 12:6 is a Scripture we've looked at a couple of times during this challenge.
And verse 6 says, "Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy," and he goes on and mentions a number of different things that we should be doing based on whatever our gifts are.
But notice he says that we have gifts according to the grace.
In other words, God has put His grace, His power on you.
His ability has been given to you to carry out your "why," and you need to understand that you have the grace to be you, not to be someone else, not to do what someone else is supposed to be doing but to be you and do what God has for you to do.
This is important because sometimes people miss out on what God wants them to do, they miss out on the life God has for them because they're too busy trying to be somebody else.
Listen, you are one of a kind, you are a masterpiece.
God made you the way He made you because you are needed in this earth and because that's what He wanted to do.
So don't go against God's plan and try to be something that you're not, and don't buy into the idea that "I don't have what it takes."
No, you have everything you need to do what God's called you to do.
I like how John the Baptist recognized in his ministry in John 1 that he was called to help people understand that Jesus was the Messiah, and he stuck with that.
He had a season where he struggled with it a little bit, but when it was all said and done, he stuck with that calling; and Jesus said, man, there was none greater than him during his dispensation.
Because he was who God made him to be.
He didn't do everything David did or Elijah did or Elisha did.
He did what John the Baptist was called to do, and God caused him to have a great impact.
Be a John the Baptist.
Find out what God wants you to do and simply do that.
Be happy operating in the grace God has given you, and you will enjoy your life and have a great impact as well.