God Chose You

“You did not choose me, but I chose you.” Jesus – John 15:16a

You know the kid on every playground who’s always chosen last? That was me. I could run fast, but my hand-to-eye coordination stunk. That meant being a sought after team mate for a game of pick-up basketball was out of the question. I can still see myself waiting and waiting to be called from a shrinking pool of eager wannabes. Know the feeling?

I took a trip back in time recently–to those second string days—when fochwoman posted about how she and her friends play a charades-like game called articulate. She confessed, when they get together, everyone scrambles to pick only the best players for their team.

“Yeah, just like back in grade school,” I said to my phone out loud. But fochwoman wasn’t about to gloat over being queen of some parlor game. No, she planned to blow my mind with an idea straight from heaven.

For His team, God chooses EVERYBODY!

“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”

Colossians 3:12

As she meditated on the scripture above, my blogger friend realized that God doesn’t just pick the best players for His team. There’s a special position for each believer!

And the greatest coach EVER even provides a free uniform! Did you catch that–where it says, “Clothe yourselves?” I once heard a sermon on this passage entitled, “The Clothes to Put On.” But I digress.

In his epistle to the Romans and also his first letter to the church at Corinth, Paul clarifies spiritual gifts. He tells the Romans, “We have different gifts according to the grace given to each of us.” (Romans 12:6a) And to the Corinthians he says, “Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.” (1 Corinthians 12:7)

In other words, God doesn’t pick the best players, He picks players best.

So chin up, dear disciple! It’s time to check back into the game. Because God chose YOU to be on HIS team; there’s even a jersey with your name on it.😇

“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.” God -Isaiah 43:1b

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39 responses to “God Chose You”

  1. Pure Glory Avatar

    You’re welcome 😊

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  2. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Yes, indeed. He sees us as champions. In Christ we are ALL winners.
    Thank you for sharing.
    God’s best to you as well.

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  3. Pure Glory Avatar

    David, your post has left me thinking. God is the ultimate coach and gives us our team and the jersey. He then instructs us how we are to play on the team. He sees us as champions created in his image. Together we are all winners!

    Abundant overflowing blessings to you!

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  4. davidsdailydose Avatar

    You said it better than me! Thanks! With God, it’s who we are in Christ! I appreciate your contribution. Blessings

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  5. chaddamitz Avatar

    Amen. I enjoyed your analogy about being picked last in Basketball. The feeling is not great when the world finds your worth in what you do rather than who are. It can lower our self-esteem. However, God is the opposite. He cares more about who we are than what we can do. He has a purpose and special calling for each one of us. Blessings to you!

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  6. davidsdailydose Avatar

    You’re welcome, brother Alan. We are on the winning team!

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  7. Alan Kearns Avatar

    Amen! He picks me! Thanks for this amazing uplifting post brother.

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  8. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you. You are too kind. God Bless.

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  9. Musings&Roses Avatar

    God doesn’t pick the best players. He picks players best! Words on marble! 🙏

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  10. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thanks, Evad. I’m glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for stopping by. I’ll keep abiding, brother. You do the same!

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  11. Evad Mac Avatar

    G’day and thanks for sharing dude. Encouraging word.

    I liked it when you said “It’ time to check back into the game” – yes!

    Keep abiding

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  12. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Agreed, Angie. I see what you mean. I was thinking of not being chosen on the playground because I wasn’t the best player, but God truly does think we are worth it. Otherwise He would not have sent Christ.

    I just left your latest post to approve your comment. I’m headed back to “Angieville” now. 😀

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  13. Angie Avatar

    I am only going to contradict one thing. God does pick the best for his team. Because in his eyes you are the best.

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  14. davidsdailydose Avatar

    That’s right! God’s team never loses.

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  15. God Still Speaks Avatar

    Nice, I’m now on THE Winning Team!

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  16. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Amen, Manette. 🎶There’s a new name written down in glory, and it’s mine.🎶.

    I appreciate your time and thoughts. Blessings.

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  17. davidsdailydose Avatar

    That’s actually what I was trying to say: there are no second rate kids in God’s family. Second string doesn’t exist, as we are all on the front lines working for His peaceful kingdom. Thank you, and God Bless.

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  18. davidsdailydose Avatar

    You are most welcome, Beth. Thank you for reading and commenting! God Bless.

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  19. Beth Alisan Avatar

    Thank you David for such a timely word- ” God doesn’t pick the best players, He picks players best.”

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  20. Don't Lose Hope Avatar

    I love that each of us is uniquely cherished and valued by God. There are no second rate kids in his family 🙂

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  21. musingsofmanettekay Avatar

    This is so good. We get a jersey with our name on it. I think it will have our new name as we are adopted into the family of Christ and become a joint heir with Jesus.

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  22. davidsdailydose Avatar

    I think that’s even better than simply a reblog. Take what I did and add your own content to it. Thanks again, Pete.


  23. pastorpete51 Avatar

    Thanks and I’ll be coupling your post with a nice version of Just as I Am that I heard from the Mullett Family that they posted this week (seemed appropriate).

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  24. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Sure, I’d be honored for you to reblog my post! My hope is that God will be as well.

    I received 3 stitches in my right cheek from catching a baseball with my mouth. It was headed right for my glove—until it wasn’t.

    Thanks for checking in, pastor Pete. God Bless


  25. pastorpete51 Avatar

    Wow Dave what a great post. I’d love to repost this over on my blog tomorrow if that’s okay. I love that thought and remember how I struggled on our back yard baseball team. Best day ever was catching the ball with my mouth while pitching! Have a great weekend.

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  26. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thanks for chiming in, Maria. I always am glad to hear your thoughts.

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  27. davidsdailydose Avatar

    It’s neat how you frame evangelism—telling people how to have a relationship with God.
    Handing someone a gospel tract or saying, “Jesus saves,” can be done with little actual knowledge of the author and finisher of our faith.
    Thanks, Gary. Prayers for your young friend. I hope he gets his jersey soon.

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  28. Ladysag77 Avatar

    God’s choosing of us provides eternal protection, guidance and unconditional love. Surrendering to Him allows me to feel such grace, beauty and love. We are all His children, what a truly comforting and grounding feeling that is ❤❤❤

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  29. Gary Fultz Avatar

    I sure like that concept. I never thought about the free team jersey, that’s rich. I asked my young neighbor this week what percentage of people in our country could tell someone else how to have a relationship with God (because of all the people living in fear and seeking Gods peace in these turbulent days).
    I knew he would look it up for himself later as he probably doesn’t know the Lord but spends a lot of time on his computer. Now I can ask him if he has the team jersey.

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  30. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Yes sir, BG. My tiny human brain hasn’t always seen it that way, but Father does know best! Blessings.

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  31. BG Avatar

    God always chooses best!

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  32. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Amen. Thanks for dropping in. God Bless


  33. My Life in Our Father's World Avatar

    Yay!!!! We all have a purpose, even if we aren’t good at sports!

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  34. Betty Avatar

    Very uplifting post, David! Oh yes, I remember those awful times when teams were picked. I believe that practice has gone by the wayside. Thank heavens! I love the quote which describes with what we are to clothe ourselves. This week I struggled to achieve these ideals. So, I did second best and stayed silent. While I need to stand up for what is right, I can do it “softly.” I appreciate the reminders. BTW, my comment regarding “many gifts” was made before reading this post. Thanks for your post!

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  35. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, brother. Thank God, He wants us to be on His team! Blessings.


  36. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Yes, a willing and surrendered heart! I just read a devotional about the calling of the apostle Paul: he was willing to be given ANY task for the kingdom of God.
    Thank you for stopping by. God’s best to you.

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  37. ropheka Avatar

    Very well said.
    There is a great misconception amongst Christian that they came to Christ, but it is the other way around.
    Jesus came a knocking and we answered the door and let Him in.

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  38. Perth Girl Avatar

    God chose you – yes and Amen 🙏🏽. All he wants is a willing and surrendered heart.

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