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Predestined Life
by Eric Christopher Jackson
04/22/11
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What do we know when we're born? We don't know anything. I watch a baby from time to time and their life is all about exploring. They play with their hands, grab their feet, make noises, all of which seems to be a surprise to them. What do we learn? We learn what others teach us. We grab knowledge from the knowledge that's already been discovered. We trust that those who are teaching us are telling us the truth. This seems to work for a child until they get to a certain age. Then, we start to ask questions. Questions that have gone unanswered, though some have given us answers already. For some reason, these answers don't satisfy us, so we continue looking.

What is my purpose in life? Why am I here? What am I suppose to do? Although I'm in my early 30s, I began asking myself these questions as I approach college graduation. Again, some people gave me answers, but they didn't satisfy me. Finally, after pacing my bedroom for a while, I dropped to my knees asking God for help, for answers to these questions. I came to realize the answer was right in front of me, but fear and doubt kept me away from it. When I began to feel a sense of peace in my heart, I knew my questions had been answered.

God has chosen you to do something. He's given you a gift, or several gifts. From childhood, we naturally have things we love to do. Whether it's drawing or building or singing, we have talents in some area. Our job is to identify the talents and begin to develop them. But these talents were given to us by God. If you love to draw, but wish you were a better singer...I'm sorry. :) If you're upset because you only have two talents and someone else has ten...I can't help you. My advice to you is to develop whatever gifts you have and use them to impact others in a positive way. This is why God gives us gifts. In helping and positively impacting other people's lives, God receives all the glory. He is seen through what you do.

In closing, we've all been predestined, called by God to do something. However, you can choose to ignore or not believe in this calling. You have a choice. On Judgement Day, we will be judged by Jesus Christ on what we did with the gifts He's given us. I pray we fulfill the calling on our lives.

ericcjackson11@gmail.com

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