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JAN. 30

John 15:16
Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

Sometimes we are tempted to grow weary and to stop doing what we have been called to do because of the day-to-day pressures of life. One thing that can further derail people from their calling and purpose is the idea that they themselves were the ones who chose it and as such, they can readily decide not to pursue it any longer. In times like this, it is necessary to remember that we did not choose Him or our life's purpose. On the contrary, it was God that chose you and Him who outlined the problem to which your life would be a solution. Beloved, understand that a great degree of your fruitfulness is tied to this revelation. God formed you, chose you and ordained (empowered) you to be fruitful.

The moment you acknowledge that it is God that chose you and ordained you to be fruitful His divine fruitfulness will begin to flow through you. The branch doesn't make the vine fruitful. It is the vine that makes the branch fruitful. Remember that, God will never ask you to do something that He has not provided and empowered you for. If you hold on and believe, you will see God's grace at work in your life again.

Sometimes feeling overwhelmed results from thinking too much on what you have to do. When your thoughts about what you have to do outweigh your thoughts about how much grace God has given you, you will inevitably become weary and overwhelmed. Focus more on what God has done for you by His grace, His abundance of grace and power that is at work within you. Abraham could willingly go and offer up Isaac in Genesis 22 because He understood God's grace. He knew that God would do anything for His Word concerning him to come to pass.

PRAYER FOCUS: Thank God that He has chosen you and surrender to Him to make you fruitful in all that He has ordained you to be.

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