You didn’t choose me, but I chose you. I have appointed you to go, to produce fruit that will last, and to ask the Father in my name to give you whatever you ask for. (John 15:16 GW)


You have been chosen. In John 15:16 (GOD’S WORD translation) Jesus says, “You didn’t choose me, but I chose you.” Chosen means to be picked out of a group. Don’t think it is a coincidence that you are positioned where you are in your school, workplace, home or community. It’s the divine plan of God. You didn’t choose Him, He chose you. 

Not only that, He’s gifted you, and the giftings He gave you are without repentance. They are for life. He sends you into the world and your sphere of influence to transform it. Your gifts are to be used wherever He sends, plants or places you, not just behind the four walls of the church. 

I’m here to bring you a word that will cause faith to come and activate the anointing Jesus placed on you as a part of your redemption. The apostle Paul said that in the last days, the manifold wisdom of God is to be manifested through the Church (Ephesians 3:10), revealing a better way of doing whatever job there is to be done.


Dear God, thank you for choosing me and that You have planted me exactly where You want to use me for Your kingdom work. I declare that I am anointed and operating in the gifts You’ve placed in me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

This devotional is excerpted from Dr. Bill Winston’s book, Tapping the Wisdom of God. To order this uplifting book, click here.

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