“But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee;”
God had a purpose for the life of the Apostle Paul, but the LORD had to make him before he could fulfill that purpose. Just like the LORD wanted to make something of Paul, He also wants to make something of you. It doesn’t matter what your background in life may be; the LORD is powerful enough to make something great out of you. You have to understand that the LORD doesn’t need great talent, charisma, or personality to make something great out of an individual; He needs a person who is willing to yield and surrender themselves to the hands of God and follow the purpose for which He wants to make them. There are six things that must happen if God is going to make something out of you.
First, acknowledge the LORD’s presence in your life. Before the LORD could fulfill His purpose in Paul’s life, he had to get saved and remember that the LORD dwelled inside of him. The LORD wants to make something out of your life, but you must realize the presence of the LORD dwells inside of you. You have a power that dwells inside you that is able to make something great out of you if you will surrender to that power, and that power is the Holy Spirit of God.
Second, acknowledge the LORD has a purpose for your life. The fact that God wants to make something out of your life means that He has a purpose for your life that is greater than anything that you could do on your own. Stop trying to live your own life and realize that the LORD’s purpose for your life is far greater than any dream you have for yourself.
Third, accept the LORD’s purpose for your life. If the LORD is going to make something out of you, you must accept that purpose for your life. Many people never become what the LORD wants to make out of them because they don’t want to be what the LORD desires to make of them. You will learn that if you stop fighting the LORD’s purpose for your life that His purpose is far better than anything you could do on your own.
Fourth, pursue the LORD’s purpose for your life. God told Paul to “rise up,” which means that he had to pursue what the LORD wanted him to be. You will never become what the LORD wants you to be by sitting and waiting for the LORD to make something out of you. God has never made anything out of an individual who sat, but He always makes something out of people who are busy serving Him.
Fifth, separate yourself for the LORD’s purpose in your life. God cannot make out of you what He wants you to become when you won’t separate yourself from the world or from your desires for your life. Separation is a key to the LORD’s hand making something out of you. You must be willing to separate yourself from your dreams and lifestyle to live in His purpose and lifestyle if you want the LORD to make something out of you.
Sixth, give your whole being to accomplish the LORD’s purpose in your life. The vision the LORD has for your life will only become a reality when you choose to be obedient to that vision. My friend, the LORD has something great for your life, but you must obey His will and leading in your life if you want to see His vision for your life become a reality.