Design could mean a lot of things.
To a fashionista, design is a uniquely beautified kind of clothing or accessory.
To an architect, design is the blueprint of elements that make up a building structure so that it meets a specific intent in mind.
For artists, experts believe that ‘good art is a talent, good design is a skill’. A design seeks to communicate something that already exists (probably in the mind of the artist) for a purpose.
In chemical engineering, equipment design is the process of selecting, sizing (with respect to maximum and minimum capacity of operation) and detailed specification (especially operating conditions of temperature, pressure, flow rate among other parameters) of equipment used in full-scale processes.
You will notice similarities in every field;
A design model must have a designer, detail (specification or uniqueness) and an objective/purpose.
For we are His workmanship [His own master work, a work of art], created in Christ Jesus [reborn from above- spiritually transformed, renewed, ready to be used] for good works, which God prepared [for us] beforehand [taking paths which He set], so that we would walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us]. Ephesians 2:10 (AMP)
Read the above verse again, slowly. It really is talking about you!
From it, we see that the:
- MANUFACTURER/ DESIGNER/ POTTER/ ARTIST/ AUTHOR/ WRITER: God Himself.
- MODEL: You. Me.
Actually, we are more than just a model. We are His masterpiece! Bearing His signature. If you don’t know what this means, check out with someone who has a book that was originally autographed by an old author. Or someone who is a designers’ shirt freak. It is an honour!
- SPECIFICATION/ DETAIL: Created in Christ Jesus. Born again. Spiritually transformed. Renewed at heart.
This is the root of the matter, the qualification, the making.
Have your sins been washed by the blood of Jesus? Has the cross of Jesus broken the power of sin and Satan from your life? That is the first detail to ensure. You can ask Jesus to do this for you now. Just ask.
The next detail is to start living daily IN Jesus. Allow the Bible to change your heart and lifestyle. Pray about the words you read until the Holy Spirit makes them your reality. Do it consistently. Don’t give up. Don’t be distracted from it.
- OBJECTIVE/FUNCTION: Just as every equipment has a function. Here is ours.
Good works. We are saved unto good works. But it is not just any good work lying around. The ones He prearranged for us. He wrote them in a script. He has them in mind for us to walk in.
As we walk consistently with the Holy Spirit, He will order our steps every day to those paths.
Those are the paths of destiny.
A lot of young people are confused. They want to know what their destiny is. They seek a meaning to their lives. Is it all about going to school, getting a certificate, making a family and retiring rich? If you want to fulfill destiny, this is the path – the Designer’s prearranged plan.
Written with much love for you, dear reader – friend.