Tag: Original

A First-Rate Original Or A Lousy Imitation

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

In one Peanuts comic strip, Charlie Brown was asked if he’d like to have been Abraham Lincoln. He answers, “I’m having a hard enough time just being me.” When you die, you will not be asked why you weren’t Paul or some other great Christian leader. God made you precious and unique. Nobody else can fulfill your calling, nor can you fulfill the calling of anybody else. So when you try to be somebody else instead of yourself, you become a second-rate imitation. When you try to fulfill somebody else’s calling instead of your own, you actually sin against God, because He didn’t make you to be somebody else. The holiest thing you can do is be the best, godliest, on fire for the Lord you that you can be. And you can be, for it is written I can do all things through Messiah who strengthens me. So forget about what everybody else is doing, and focus on being faithful to God’s calling for your life. Be yourself in His grace and your life instead of ending up a second-rate imitation.

Be a first-rate original.

Today’s Mission – Today, forget about what everybody else is doing or saying or thinking, and focus instead on just being faithful to God’s calling for your life.

by Jonathan Cahn

It Is Original Or Nothing

Vance Havner 90x115by Vance Havner

Our Lord said to Pilate,

“Sayest thou this thing of thyself, or did others tell it thee of me?” (John 18:34).

Is your knowledge of Jesus Christ second-hand or is it your own? It was said of Thomas Chalmers that he had “an original experience of Jesus Christ.” It is original or nothing. The people of Sychar said to the Samaritan woman,

“Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world” (John 4:42).

by Vance Havner