You Can Be Anything You Want to Be … Or Not

Why You Cant Be Anything You Want to BeThere is a fascinating book dedicated to the idea that each person is uniquely gifted to accomplish what God wants that person to do. The book is entitled, Why You Can’t Be Anything You Want to Be. Everybody has been gifted by God to be able to do certain things.

The guy who told me about it is an amazingly gifted musician. He had been greatly impacted by reading the book and wanted to tell me about it. He shared with me the title, author and publishing company, so that I’d be able to find a copy for myself. Funny thing, though: He got none of those three pieces of information correct. He was close, but it made it a bit of challenge locating the actual book.

I don’t fault my friend for misinforming me about the facts regarding the book. In fact, it’s a great illustration of what the book is about. It’s true that you really can’t be just anything you want to be. You can’t wake up one morning and decide you want to be a carpenter if you don’t have any knack for it. If every attempt you’ve ever made at baking has been a dismal failure, you may not have what it takes to be a baker. My friend could never be an administrator. He has none of that gift at all. But he is one tremendously gifted musician.

In 1 Corinthians 7:17, Paul writes, “Only let each person lead the life that the Lord has assigned to him, and to which God has called him.”

What has God gifted you to do?

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