God has a message for each of us. God’s plan is for the whole world, everybody. He had a message for Jonah. It was an eight-word message. Jonah ran and God could have used someone else but He didn’t. It was Jonah’s message to give and it was meant to be heard by a whole city. From the least to the greatest heard and responded to the message by repenting. God gave these messages because it all fits together into a bigger plan. Like a puzzle. He is piecing it all together. Have you ever put a puzzle together just to find pieces missing? You don’t display that puzzle until all the pieces fit together. We are all ordained by God with a message. In John 15:16, the Bible says when the Lord called you to Himself and you accepted the free gift of salvation that you are not only chosen by Him but ordained.
John 15:16a (KJV)
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.
Isn’t that powerful?
The Bible also says you are His workmanship.
Ephesians 2:10 (KJV)
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
Do you know your personal message? Everybody has one that will reach the world. Your world may be your neighbor or maybe its to reach hundreds or thousands. Either way, it’s your message given to you by God. No matter if it’s for one or thousands it needs to be said. Each message is important. We are made by God for God and His glory.
Isaiah 43:7 (KJV)
[Even] every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.
God gave Peter a message to the Gentiles.
Acts 15:7 (KJV)
And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and said unto them, Men and brethren, ye know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and believe. God showed him a vision.
Read about it in Acts 10.
You might be thinking, How do I know my message? I would say first and foremost, pray and ask. What is on your mind most of the time? What do you struggle with yourselves? We know that God allows us to go through certain things to help us grow and learn. So it could be that you struggled with something in your life and God brought you through it and now that’s your message. It could be you lost a child, divorce, little faith, addiction of any kind, total surrender or anything God helped you through. A lot of times we need to live it, feel it, and see it to understand it.
God gave me a message. It’s a short message, but a powerful one. Over the years I have tried to relay this message. It’s something I struggled with and honestly, I’m still working on it. My message is “There is joy in Jesus”. No matter what we are going through on this earth, joy can be found in Jesus. That is where our joy comes from. It’s a real joy that nobody can take away. Finding joy in Jesus is my message from God to you. Pray that God will reveal your message. Give it some thought.
Remember, if you have found your joy in Jesus don’t forget to share it!