It’s 2019 and the race for destiny is upon us. What will you do with this year of opportunity? God
is developing within you the gifts he placed in you when you were knit together in your mothers’
Romans 12:6-9 says:
“6 In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given
you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you. 7 If your gift is
serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, teach well. 8 If your gift is to encourage
others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability,
take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.
9 Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them.” (NLT)
People so often come to me struggling with questions of purpose and identity. God has left us
huge clues as to who we are and what he has designed for us to do. Take a closer look through
the eyes of his Holy Spirit. Each of us is a beautiful gift like a diamond in the rough, waiting to be
chiseled by the master’s hand into a glorious gem.
The question for 2019 is whether you will submit to his workmanship or continue in your
unfulfilled, unglorified state. God wants to take you and make you more amazing than you ever
Psalm 139 says : His workmanship is marvelous-how well I know it.
I pray about everything because I want the perspective that matters most. God in his infinite
wisdom designed us with his loving hands to do a good work that brings him glory. As we submit
to him each day we are transformed into the image of his son.
Do you want to be transformed? Are you ready to grow with him in 2019? Submit everything in
your life to him. Talk with him daily. Allow him to transform you into the image of His son Jesus
Christ. Then you will grow in 2019 like you never thought possible. God will come and make
himself known to you in a special way. Your life will take on new meaning as he reveals the
hidden gem he designed you to be.
Take a chance. What do you have to loose? 1,2,3 Grow!
Veronica Rasmussen MSW LICSW