|BE AS CHOSEN TO BE, WHAT TO BE AND HOW TO BE?
I. According to Hamlet in Shakespeare.
"To be, or not to be: that is the question:
Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep;
No more; and by a sleep to say we end
The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to, ’tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wish’d. To die, to sleep;
To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there’s the rub;
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause: there’s the respect
That makes calamity of so long life;
For who would bear the whips and scorns of time,
The oppressor’s wrong, the proud man’s contumely,
The pangs of despised love, the law’s delay,
The insolence of office and the spurns
That patient merit of the unworthy takes,
When he himself might his quietus make
With a bare bodkin? who would fardels bear,
To grunt and sweat under a weary life,
But that the dread of something after death,
The undiscover’d country from whose bourn
No traveller returns, puzzles the will
And makes us rather bear those ills we have
Than fly to others that we know not of?
Thus conscience does make cowards of us all;
And thus the native hue of resolution
Is sicklied o’er with the pale cast of thought,
And enterprises of great pith and moment
With this regard their currents turn awry,
And lose the name of action.–Soft you now!
The fair Ophelia! Nymph, in thy orisons
Be all my sins remember’d."
NOTE: From http://www.nosweatshakespeare.
II. Which is Much like the Being and Becoming of the World, the
Philosophers of the world, the secular counselors of personality
and growth, and so on and on to those committed to the wisdom
of the world as in contrast to the wisdom of God already given in
III. Or Be as You were chosen to be by God from before the
foundation of the world. Give thanks and gratitude to God your
Creator for what you were created to be, meant to be and chosen
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who
hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in
Christ: According as he hath chosen us in him before the
foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without
blame before him in love..."
1. Does it not make you feel good to know from the Bible that
God chose you personally and individual even before He created
the heavens and the earth?
2. As a Christian, really a believer IN CHRIST, from "the God and
Father of our Lord Jesus Christ" you were chosen at that point
in time before time and earth started to be blessed with all those
IN CHRIST with "all spiritual blessings in heavenly places".
IV. What were you chosen to be? Bible answer, to "be holy and
without blame before him in love...".
NOTE: Seems imposible as we know our limitations and
offences against God--the closer we get to God through Christ
the more we realize our sins and shortcomings, so how in the
world can we be holy and blameless before God in love.
V. How To Be Holy and Blameless before the Great God Who
wants to bless us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places!
HOW? It is with big words that need to be explained, but the
answer of HOW begins with Ephesians 1:5,6 below.
"Having predestinated us unto the adoption as children by Jesus
Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us
accepted in the beloved." (Ephesians 1:5,6)
1. God adopted us to Himself by the way of what Jesus Christ did.
2. God did this by the good pleasure of His will and by His glorious
3. God thus made us accepted, holy and blameless, through the
NOTE: Download a free PDF copy of BeWhatChosenToBe.pdf .
|What you were
created to be,
meant to be, and
chosen to be!
"Blessed be the God
and Father of our Lord
Jesus Christ, who hath
blessed us with all
blessings in heavenly
places in Christ,
According as he hath
chosen us in him
before the foundation
of the world, that we
should be holy
and without blame
before him in love"