I was listening to an archived sermon today from one of my favorite pastors Steven Furtick. In a sermon series about our identity in Christ, he made a comment that "to God, you are a number one draft pick." I don’t know about you but as a wife married to a devoted football fan, I know exactly what that means.
A first round pick is perceived to be one the best talent choices of the upcoming sports season. To say that a player was picked in the first round meant that he was the most desirable talent faced with measuring up to unattainably high expectations. First round picks are the individuals who are picked FIRST.
As a kid, were you ever in the position of being picked last for a team? I know I was and it feels terrible. Some people live their whole lives as if they still belong in the last round of picking regardless of what vision God has spoken into their lives.
The great news: God could have picked someone else to fulfil the vision He has given you but He didn’t. He picked you.
It’s not about what YOU can do but what you allow God to do through you that matters.