I Want to Be God-Made, not Self-Made

He's Potter, I am the clayI think it is not uncommon to hear stories of self-made men and women; in how they climbed from “rags to riches” or how they overcame the adverse odds to experience success.

Not sure about you, but I do enjoy reading or listening to such life stories as they never fail to inspire me with their deep sense of purpose and determination to achieve the seemingly impossible.

In fact, I also think that each one of us have that similar potential, but the only difference that distinguishes us from these men and women is having that clear and distinct sense of purpose in life.

Knowing our true purpose

It is safe to say that many of us go through life with no real sense of purpose. We are merely “chasing the wind”.

We chase from one event to another; one life-station to another; one trend to another; one product or gadget to another.

However, in my humble opinion (undergirded by my understanding of scriptures and God), our ultimate life purpose is to make God be known with and through our lives as His workmanship or masterpiece.

Which means whatever little or big successes that we strive to achieve and experience, we do it as an act of worship unto God who gives us the ability and the opportunity to do so.

Being God-made, not self-made

I recalled this tortise on a lamp-post story. When we see a tortise up on a lamp-post, we know someone had placed it there. Cos how can a tortise climb up a lamp-post rite?

It has been 8 years since I have committed and surrendered my life to Him. And I can testify that not I, but He who has been re-building my life from the mess I gave to Him. Like that tortise, I know I wouldn’t be where I am today if not for God and I am still “work in progress”.

Besides salvation, I am certain He wants to give me more and work in me even more than I can ever imagine. And I am looking forward to what He is instore ahead.

I pray that in all the successes that come my way, they will speak of me as a God-made man, and not a self-made man. Amen.


14 thoughts on “I Want to Be God-Made, not Self-Made

  1. I can truly and testify to speak of you as God-made man now! Thank God for such a masterpiece, like you.

    Truly from my heart, not pai ma pi here! Keep up the good work.

    (However, dun mind I request for a lunch treat for saying that anyway, haha ;p)

  2. Thanks for your affirmation brother… you do not deserve a lunch treat…. you deserve a Tiger! Ha ha… =p

    But seriously, we are all the same. We are all “work-in-progress” masterpieces moving towards perfection, and one day we will all be made the same gloriously in our heavenly dwelling.

    So let’s hold on unswervingly to the faith and Jia You on 🙂

  3. just in case u din realised.

    i personally u are God made already. u tell me u do all those things in your late teens. well i can’t see any traces of it anywhere except probably ur rugged look. but otherwise, wats inside and what comes out of it is pretty much God-filled.

    so somebody shout” Hallelujah” for God has a new creation in you.

    keep going bro!

  4. May I recommend the best God-Made rag to riches story of Peter J. Daniels. 4th Generation welfare recipient with no hope. Through the evangelist Billy Graham in the 60’s he discovered he was equal with all men before God and that he was the son of a King.
    After 12 years of continued business failure he built the largest real estate company in Australia with offices in Singapore and Hong Kong.
    I recommend his video story you can watch for free online at http://wealthbygold.com/content/category/6/25/44/

    Keep up the good work!

  5. beng:

    Every time I see you I am also reminded of the God’s miracle and love. Yeah… let’s keep going! 🙂


    Hey, thanks for the recommendation! Will look at it 🙂

  6. Jesus say,
    If you try to save your own life, you’ll lose it..
    But if you give up your life for Me, you’ll find True life!

  7. Therefore, when you are in Christ, you are a New Creation; the old has gone, the new is here and now! – 2 Corinthians 5:17

  8. A resounding AMEN.

    Wouldn’t it be a wonderful life knowing that it is God-directed?

    I so wish that in finding my sense of purpose and fulfilling it, I will be honoring my God for His love and generosity.

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