A friend recently asked:
“How do you know you have the anointing and can you lose it?”
For those of you not familiar with “Christianese“, aka Christian jargon, the word “anointing” has several meanings:
- Rub in or smear with oil; often in a religious ceremony of blessing
- Choose by or as if by divine election
- Presence of the Holy Spirit being smeared upon someone
- Very life of Jesus empowering someone
I personally equate anointing with purpose or calling. I believe that everyone is sent into this world as a change agent, with a specific purpose and message. To quote the Bible, “Many are called, but few are chosen” (Matthew 22:14). Why only a select few? Is it because God has favorites?
Absolutely not. God calls everyone and gives us the free will to respond; but to be chosen, we must discover our life story and pursue the purpose that burns inside of us.
So how do you know if you’ve been “chosen”? Like Neo from The Matrix, who was dubbed, “The One.”
The power to decide whether you are “The One” for the task is always with you. God always chooses you! He is always looking for a man or woman committed to His purposes.
For every problem in the world, God is asking, “Whom shall I send?” He longs to hear, “Here I am Lord, send me!”
What problems in your community need resolving? Can you be the solution?
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