I am not special

There is nothing special about me. Every aspect of me is not “special” I am not the only one to have these qualifications which some have deemed ?special? and therefore excuse themselves from ever having to live up to the same word I live up to, God?s word. This is the point in my life I have feared, the point where people are just excusing the change in my life. I?m just a follower of Christ, I haven?t done anything, and everything anyone witnesses in my life is because of Christ!

1 Corinthians 1:10-12

10 Thieves, greedy people, drunkards, abusers, and swindlers–none of these will have a share in the Kingdom of God. 11 There was a time when some of you were just like that, but now your sins have been washed away, and you have been set apart for God. You have been made right with God because of what the Lord Jesus Christ and the Spirit of our God have done for you.

12 You may say, “I am allowed to do anything.” But I reply, “Not everything is good for you.” And even though “I am allowed to do anything,” I must not become a slave to anything.

I understand that God gives each of us specific gifts, but he gives ALL of us the gift of holiness, grace and mercy. We are ?born again?, our old ways of sin are taken away, forgiven, we don?t need to continue sinning, and we are not slaves of sin. We are filled with the Holy Spirit, which helps us in being different in this world, being ?special?.

1 Corinthians 1:7-9

Now you have every spiritual gift you need as you eagerly wait for the return of our Lord Jesus Christ. 8 He will keep you strong right up to the end, and he will keep you free from all blame on the great day when our Lord Jesus Christ returns. 9 God will surely do this for you, for he always does just what he says, and he is the one who invited you into this wonderful friendship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.7

All of us have free will, the ability to do as we want, because God loves us, he allows us to do our own thing, but he has given us his Spirit so we can do wise things. This is all I have done in my life, read the words, listened to older Christians, and really let God speak to my heart and make the changes in my life.

1 Corinthians 1:18-24

The Wisdom of God

18 I know very well how foolish the message of the cross sounds to those who are on the road to destruction. But we who are being saved recognize this message as the very power of God. 19 As the Scriptures say,

“I will destroy human wisdom

and discard their most brilliant ideas.”

20 So where does this leave the philosophers, the scholars, and the world’s brilliant debaters? God has made them all look foolish and has shown their wisdom to be useless nonsense. 21 Since God in his wisdom saw to it that the world would never find him through human wisdom, he has used our foolish preaching to save all who believe. 22 God’s way seems foolish to the Jews because they want a sign from heaven to prove it is true. And it is foolish to the Greeks because they believe only what agrees with their own wisdom. 23 So when we preach that Christ was crucified, the Jews are offended, and the Gentiles say it’s all nonsense. 24 But to those called by God to salvation, both Jews and Gentiles, Christ is the mighty power of God and the wonderful wisdom of God. This “foolish” plan of God is far wiser than the wisest of human plans, and God’s weakness is far stronger than the greatest of human strength.

So, to take my self off of the pedestal I have apparently been placed on, this is all I have done, listen to God, watch and learn from others, but please realize that I am only human, everything in my life which is Good is of God and not my self, God didn?t make me anymore special than you.