Apostle Grace Lubega
Job 33:4 (KJV); The spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.
The kingdom of God is not a meritocracy.
Your success, growth, and achievements in the realm of God have nothing to do with how much you do in your own power, your academic qualifications or your impressive disciplines but how much of the revelation of the knowledge of God and His anointing is at work in your spirit and in your life.
Achievers in the realm God are Spirit-made, not self-made. The anointing upon your life will always make the difference.
Take the example of the life of Paul. In 1 Corinthians 2:1, he lays out how inadequate his CV was. He says, “And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.”
In 1 Corinthians 1:26 – 27, he goes on to say, “For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise, and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty.”
God understood the imbalances in the physical world that make any form of competition unfavorable.
Life in its natural state is quite unfair. Not everyone is born with a silver spoon in their mouth; not everyone is from a pedigreed background. Not everyone’s blood is so blue it can be traced right back to the first royals to ever grace the earth.
What did God do? He gave you the Holy Spirit.
Understand that the Spirit of the Lord has made you and by virtue of this truth, you are more than ordinary. It is Him alone who distinguishes you and causes you to shine out of the crowd.
You are as strong, as wise and as distinctive as the Spirit has made you.
FURTHER STUDY: 1 Peter 2:9, 1 Corinthians 1:26-27
GOLDEN NUGGET: The kingdom of God is not a meritocracy. Your success, growth and achievements in the realm of God have nothing to do with how much you do in your own power, your academic qualifications or your impressive disciplines but how much of the revelation of the knowledge of God and His anointing is at work in your spirit and in your life.
PRAYER: Father, I thank You for this truth. It illuminates much more deeply who I am in you. I live my life in the blessed confidence that I am different. In the deepest part of my spirit, I carry the conviction that I am peculiar and was born for a higher purpose. My thoughts, speech, and actions are different, I know it and the world sees it. In Jesus’ name, Amen.