“Never try to become like someone else.

“Never try to become like someone else.

In new birth, God reclaims what is rightfully His. He redirects the natural skills and abilities that satan perverted and employs them for the completion of His plans and purposes. Taking away what is destroying you, He encourages you to rediscover all those things that you like to do. As He restores His anointing on your life, the power to perform with excellence reinstates the beauty and “the perfection of your innate abilities. Then He says, “Go ahead. Do all you like to do for My glory and the advancement of My Kingdom.”
The biblical character of Moses is a good example of the inherent nature of purpose. Moses was a man with a deliverance instinct. He was born to be a deliverer. Even before he met God, he wanted to set people free. One day he saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew. When no one was looking, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand. The next day he saw two Hebrews fighting. When he asked one of them, “Why are you hitting your fellow Hebrew?” the man replied, “Who made you ruler and judge over us? Are you thinking of killing me as you killed the Egyptian?” (See Exodus 2:13-14.)
When Moses heard this, he became afraid and fled to a nearby country where he shepherded his father-in-law’s sheep (see Exod. 2:1-3:1). Years later, God reclaimed for His own purposes the deliverance and leadership skills that He had given to Moses. He sent Moses to the Pharaoh of Egypt to free the Israelites from slavery “(see Exod. 3:10).
God didn’t throw away the skills and the talents that had been with Moses from birth; He simply “renewed them and redirected them to their intended use. The purpose of Moses’ life didn’t change; the use of the gifts that fulfilled his purpose were simply redirected toward the purpose for which they had been given. Those same gifts that God had given Moses at birth—basic components of his makeup—brought freedom to the Israelites and glory to God. In essence, Moses was equipped for his purpose, and so are you.

vision, purpose, destiny,


3 comments on ““Never try to become like someone else.

  1. Pastor Shockley, this was a beautiful explanation of the gifts that God has given us, and how He planted those gifts within us by His divine design to be used for His glory. Thank you so much for sharing this! It really blessed me.

    Love in Christ,

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