Have you ever wondered about people who are chosen by the Lord? Why are some people chosen and what did they do to deserve being chosen? If the Lord has selected you, does that mean that you are always chosen or can you mess things up so bad that the Lord changes His mind? Are people still being chosen or was that only in the early days of the Bible?

Am I the only one who has questions on this subject? I have been slowly reading my way through the Old Testament, and I have found myself wondering about the men who the Lord chose to do His works. The life of Moses is an interesting read. He, too, struggled in his life, but he was still obedient in trying to do the work of the Lord. He was not a great speaker, but he was chosen to lead the people of Israel out of the land of Egypt and into the Promised Land. Was Moses perfect? No, Moses was not perfect, and he disappointed the Lord to the point that he didn’t get to step foot in the Promised Land. However, I believe that the Lord still showed mercy on Moses, even after He was disappointed in him. The Lord allowed Moses to “see” the Promised Land; He just wasn’t allowed to step foot into the land.

Deuteronomy 34:1-4

Then Moses climbed Mount Nebo from the plains of Moab to the top of Pisgah, across from Jericho. There the Lord showed him the whole land—from Gilead to Dan, all of Naphtali, the territory of Ephraim and Manasseh, all the land of Judah as far as the Mediterranean Sea, the Negev and the whole region from the Valley of Jericho, the City of Palms, as far as Zoar. Then the Lord said to him, “This is the land I promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob when I said, ‘I will give it to your descendants.’ I have let you see it with your eyes, but you will not cross over into it.”

When I think of some of the great men of the Bible, David is one of the first that comes to my mind. We all probably know that David was not perfect either, yet he was chosen by the Lord to be the king of Israel. BUT, David was not the Lord’s first choice to be king. He had handpicked someone else to serve as the king, and that man was Saul. I tend to forget about Saul being chosen by the Lord, and instead, I only think of Saul trying to kill David. What happened, why did Saul get replaced by David?

1 Samuel 15:28

28 Samuel said to him, “The Lord has torn the kingdom of Israel from you today and has given it to one of your neighbors—to one better than you. 29 He who is the Glory of Israel does not lie or change his mind; for he is not a human being, that he should change his mind.”

Like Moses, Saul was disobedient, and the Lord replaced him. These men are prime examples of how you can be chosen but still manage mess things up. So, this brings me to wonder if the Lord still chooses people today. I have a mantra that I say daily, “I Am Chosen.” I don’t think that I am chosen in the same capacity as Moses and David, but I think that I am still chosen to do something. Plus, I think that you are chosen also. It is up to you and me to figure out what we have been chosen to do. We don’t need to know “how” we are going to carry out the Lord’s plan for us, we only need to “obey” the Lord and trust in His direction.

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16 Comments

  1. Lori Fletcher Reply

    “Moses has stage fright and David brought a rock to a sword fight. Jesus picked 12 outsiders and He changed the world.” The words from the song NOBODY by Casting Crowns.

    • Tania Reply

      What beautiful words! Thanks, Lori, for sharing those with us today!!!

  2. Martha Williams Reply

    Loved your blog today. I too am reading through the Old Testament and have reached the book of Psalms. I do believe that we are all Chosen to do something. We just have to believe and trust in God’s plan for us. Amen

    • Tania Reply

      I believe that too, Martha. We are born for a purpose, we need to trust in the plan.

  3. Debra Reno Reply

    Beautiful! I believe that God has a master plan for humanity and each of us have a role in it. It feels like we are living in the end days, doesn’t it?
    We could have been born in any era, but here we are in what could be the last. It’s humbling and awesome to think that He may have chosen us to be His final witnesses….to stand for what it he Light in a world rapidly filling with darkness. 💕

    • Tania Reply

      I believe that we all have a purpose, Debra. Some of us might not know what the purpose is, but it is still there. It could be simply being a mother of a child who might later have a significant role for the Lord.

  4. Cheryl Meyer Reply

    Several years ago I was praying in church for an answer as whether I should volunteer to be the lay director for an upcoming women’s retreat. As I was praying my hymnal fell open to the song “I Have Chosen You.” And as reinforcement, the choir started singing that very same song. I had my answer. It was a great retreat.

    • Tania Reply

      Cheryl, moments like that give me chill bumps. Some people think of things like that as coincidental, but I think of them as the Lord’s way of communication.

  5. This is so good. I agree with you that we are all chosen. Too often I think I have to figure it all out, but God initiated his conversation with Moses (burning bush) and David was tending sheep when he was called. Thanks for being a light.

  6. “You did not choose Me, but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you.” John 15:16 “You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;” 1Peter 2:9 Tania, I think you have been chosen to shine the light in the blogging world, cosmetic world and fashion world because in the middle of all these things you do you also demonstrate your faith and beliefs in the Lord Jesus. You are a Light where there maybe some darkness. Keep on shining “gurl” God has chosen you.

  7. When you spoke of Saul & David & Samuel, you said Samuel was replaced. Did you mean Saul disobeyed & was replaced by David?

  8. And yes, I think we are ALL chosen to do something special for God.

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