I have seen flowers that begin life looking more like weeds than anything that would produce incredible beauty. If you didn’t know better, you’d pull them from the soil to throw them away. I see the same thing in people. They can seem rough, ill mannered, loaded with problems and behaviors. When alone and quietly praying I begin to ask the right questions. “Father, who do You know them to be?”
A flood of hope comes upon me and I swim in His river of truth. I begin to hear the words I am to speak in prayer, “this daughter will write songs about My love, that son will speak with wisdom and win men to My truth, that child will draw with My creativity, this mother will raise beautiful children who honor Me, that father will teach healing”, and it goes on.
Paul wrote many of the epistles of the New Testament but even he didn’t start out fully accepted for who he was meant to be. It was said of him, “he tried to join the disciples; but they were all afraid of him, and did not believe that he was a disciple.” At times I have wondered if some I’ve met are real disciples or imposters. When I put this confession before my Father, He is gentle to correct my thinking. He shares with me how much He loves His children and if I will agree with Him in prayer, I can speak into being what He already knows is possible.Verse from Acts 9:26 NKJV