“Now may the God of peace…equip you with all you need for doing His will. May He produce in you…every good thing that is pleasing to Him.” ~Hebrews 13:20-21
There’s something awesome about knowing you were created for a special purpose, and further, knowing your purpose. Further still, there’s something absolutely magnificent about knowing you were specially equipped to live out your purpose. I remember being gripped by an exchange near the end of the movie iRobot. If you’ve seen the movie, you know that V.I.K.I., the supercomputer, began to interpret laws in a way that allowed robots to kill some humans for the greater good of saving most humans from themselves. But, let’s get to the good stuff. To disable the supercomputer, someone would have to reach past a security field corrosive enough to cut through the metal of other robots. Sonny, a robot helping the humans, had the following exchange with the supercomputer: Denser Alloy Sound Clip
V.I.K.I. (supercomputer): I will not disable the security field. Your efforts are futile.
Sonny: Do you think we were all created for a purpose? I’d like to think so.
[looks at his hand]
Sonny: Denser alloy. My father gave it to me. I think he wanted me to kill you.
[reaches through security field unharmed]
Those four sentences have always stuck with me. “Do you think we were all created for a purpose? I’d like to think so. Denser alloy. My Father gave it to me.” You were chosen, not just to complete some work, but for a specific work. Better yet, you’ve been equipped to complete exactly what your Father has chosen you to do. Romans 8:28-30 reminds us that when we are called according to God’s purposes, He doesn’t just call us; He equips us! Further, 2 Timothy 3:16-17 gives excellent insight into one of the ways we become equipped: by the Word of God!
You’ve already been called; now, study to show yourself approved! God has already equipped you with the life circumstances you need to live out your calling. He’s already provided His Word. Your Father has already given you “denser alloy.” You’re already equipped; go ye therefore!