You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you

Entertainer Garrison Keillor recalls the childhood pain of being chosen last for the baseball teams. “If I take him, then you gotta take him,” they say. Sometimes I go as high as sixth, usually lower. But just once I’d like Darrel to pick me first and say, “Him! I want him! The skinny kid with the glasses and the black shoes. You, c’mon!” But I’ve never been chosen with much enthusiasm.

People go through life with no real motivation – just attempting to exist and make it through the day. Their lives have no real purpose, primarily because they don’t feel wanted.

Did you ever think about the fact that you are so valuable to God he chose you early— and with enthusiasm?

Paul the Apostle wrote: “For He (God) chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight” (Ephesians 1:4).

When Jesus was preparing His disciples to live purpose filled lives even after His death on the cross, said: “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you…” John 15:16

God is calling out to you; He is choosing you. When you accept Jesus into your life; you are destined for a life of purpose.