In your generation

This is not a reference to David, for after David had done the will of God in his own generation, he died and was buried with his ancestors, and his body decayed. – Acts 13:36

The writer of the book of Acts, makes the distinction so it is evidently clear to whom the psalm is referencing to. He is not talking about David, but about Jesus. And by differentiating them, it made it clear that each had a specific purpose in life.

David did the will of God in his own generation. In other words he succeeded in doing that for which he was created. I could say, and this is my personal perspective, that David fulfilled the dream of God for his life. This would suggest that like a puzzle, we all have a unique part in the world. Why am I here? Will I succeed in fulfilling my purpose?, Will I be happy? Is it too late for me? These are all questions we have made to ourselves from time to time. And the reality is that God gives us this short period on earth to affect our generation. Moreover, to affect our eternity and make a dent in the universe.

What are you doing with what you’ve been given? Where have you directed your eyes? Where have you turned your steps? These should be questions you should ask yourself if you want to make a change in your life and in your generation. It is possible, you can understand the purpose for which you have been given the gifts and abilities that you have and use them extraordinarily.

So what’s holding you? Performing God’s will in your life doesn’t always mean having a public performance or a visible platform. Performing His will, is understanding who we are and who we are not. Being content with who we are but not where we are. This is were we get lost sometimes, thinking that having more “things” is what defines us. We forget that what defines us, is who is HE in us. That is a powerful thought in itself. When we lean on God’s counsel, everything changes and we change as well.

You might be the one your lineage has been waiting for, that decides to be the tipping point for generations to come. You have not settled for normal, you decided to excel in your part of the story, because the future depends on it. Whether it’s raising your family, caring for the needy, fighting for those without a voice, being a mentor, or building a company and many more, the titles are all different, but God sees it all the same; fulfilling His dream for your life.

Don’t hesitate, it can be done and you can do it, all in your generation.

“BREATHE expectantly, LIVE confidently and MOVE Boldly”

A great resource to help you find your purpose in life can be found in the following:

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© Copyright Danny Maldonado, 2012
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