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Walking on the path of the unknown, we see a woman who is overwhelmed with her strong emotions. Some emotions displayed included confusion, doubt, anger and hurt. She is blindsided by the direction she was walking. Moreover, I admire her courage to move on, despite not fully understanding the course her life was taking. She can be a representative to us. Assuredly, these certain ones are not any better than anyone else is, as God is no respecter of persons. The certain ones are awe-inspiring and fearlessly courageous in their struggles. At times, their fearlessness and temerity can be frightening to those around them as they tend to do things that a normal person would not. Their faith is far beyond that of normal capacity, it is wonderfully astounding. However, it is what makes them who they are.
These certain ones have encountered many disappointments, yet are still able to see the beauty that life has to offer them. Granted, we all experience our share of struggles in life; no one is exempt from contending forces. However, these certain ones have been honed on the battlefield of what I call back-to-back Job attacks. These certain ones are warriors, leaders, teachers and testifiers.These individuals have met rejections and have declined its false plans. Their set plans have been temporarily interrupted, but not stopped. The certain ones will find the hidden path (when it looks like there is no way), leading to success. They have been delayed by setbacks, yet they have survived them. Their faith is resilient.
Have you met one of these people before? Are you one of them?
Onlookers are awed by their display of strength. These people are watchers. They shake their heads in wonderment at these certain ones’ temerity and grit. These watchers offer words of encouragements as they secretly thank God that it is not them.
“For many are called, but few are chosen” (Matthew 22:14). This passage has been quoted so often that you can quote it in your sleep. The chosen ones or the certain ones are destiny bound. They have endured hardships that many individuals cannot or will not do. Does that sound like you? What a marvel they are to those who surround them. The certain ones, life or testimony alone can cause salvation to occur in a person’s life. Know this: the way you handle your tests and the way you serve God is exceptional. No one can do it like you. There is no one like you. Many try to emulate you, only to find out it cannot be done. You see the Master writer of your assignments has scripted your destiny just for you! It is on the battleground of life that you were honed for your special assignments. Tested and tried, you emerged dignified.
The Certain Ones sounds enchanting to the ears. The Bible talks about these certain ones. In the King James Version, the quote a certain man is recorded 32 times. Take notice when we are introduced to these certain ones, who were faced with challenging situations that required faith-producing actions.
I am inclined to believe that there are numerous unheard stories or testimonies concerning the certain ones that has not been recorded in the Bible. It does not make them any less than those stories recorded. I may not be a renowned world leader or recorded in history as being one of richest persons alive like Bill Gates, who is an entrepreneur, software executive, philanthropist and chairman of Microsoft. It does not make me any less than he is. I am rich in spirit and in love. If I can make a difference in one person’s life, then I am successful, whether I am recorded in history or not. Assuredly, God is not peculiar of anyone. However, those He selects are always the cream of the crop. The task God assigns to the certain ones cannot be fulfilled by just anyone. It takes a certain kind of unmovable faith. It takes certain sacrifices. It takes you!
(Editor’s note: Vanessa Jackson can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org)