“You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, . . .” (John 15:16, NKJV)
Do you know that you have been chosen by God. You have been chosen to go through what you are going through and will go through, that you might produce fruit for God’s glory. Everybody could not handle what you are strong enough to go through. They would give up. They would give in. They, rather than bearing fruit, would wilt, wither and die. But God has chosen you and anointed you to bear the burden, endure the hardship and be a blessing to someone else while you are doing it.
1. You know what the beautiful part of being chosen by God is? The beautiful part is that your being chosen means He believes in you.
2. Don’t you find it empowering, even inspiring, to know that God believes you can handle whatever He allows to come against you?
3. God believes you will keep the faith, continue to grow and keep giving Him the Glory while you are going through.
4. Don’t you find it encouraging to know that if God has chosen you and brought you to it, He will bring you through it?
Do not let the troubles deceive you. The trouble is not because God has abandoned you. The trouble is allowed because God knows you can handle it. God has already put in you everything you need to make it, survive and even thrive. After it’s all over you will not only come out on top, you will bear fruit that will be a blessing to others. You will overcome and the fruit will come forth, because you, are CHOSEN FOR IT!