Uniquely Designed for Purpose-
As you can tell from the ‘About Zephany’ section, I am 53 years old. I have experienced many things in life that have caused me to ask the question, “What’s it all for”? It…meaning life. Occasionally, I ponder what is my purpose for even being here on this earth. I wish that I could say that this self-questioning is transient and that I have finally discovered my purpose and no longer have the thoughts. I cannot and I still do. It can be a struggle.
According to God’s word, I was created for purpose. I am not created for only one purpose in this life, but I am created for simply “purpose”. God was intentional in His design for me. He did not haphazardly form me or just ‘come up’ with the idea of Zephany. He took time in fashioning me.
He created me with certain emotions, even how I express them is unique. He created me to look like Zephany… my eyes and my thighs, my lips and my hips, my waste and my tastes, my ears and my years, my hands and my stand, my feet and my seat, with all my intellect and included rejects, my pains and my gains, my sorrows and my tomorrows. I am ok with my expressions and understand at times the display of who Zephany is may conflict with what and who others may say I should be. I am exactly who God wants me to be. I have decided to embrace this version, the only version of me.
I have been fashioned in the image of God for greatness. Greatness not in the sense of carnality. But greatness contextually for kingdom matters. “3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ. 4 Just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love. 5 having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will.” Ephesians 1:3-5
Because I have learned to embrace and accept the work of God in His creation, I can embrace and accept the work of God in others. I am more intentional with love, respect, grace, mercy, forgiveness, seeking peaceful resolutions and esteeming others as priority. When I wholeheartedly strive for this, I become purpose. I display greatness, which is a spiritual blessing that reflects holiness and a blame free life. I am confident in the finished work of the Lord. No, I do not know what I will look like in the end, but I do know that since I already resemble greatness and God finishes what He started in me, I can only be an even greater version of Zephany in Him.
None of this can ever be unless I have been born-again. I thank God each day that He expresses His love for me in working at finishing all of me and making me complete. “I am confident of this very thing, He who begun a good work in me will complete it to the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6
Not only have I been fashioned after God with a unique designed but also unquestionably thought of with intent from eternity past destined to be a spiritual blessing for kingdom purpose. I marvel at God for His creation and I am happy to say that I am one and it is good.
The journey flows…