“You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.”

– John 15:16

As a result of our love and enthusiasm for God, we have all made promises to Him in our hearts. You looked in the mirror one day and told yourself and God who you would become, where you would go, and what you would achieve. The good news is that you are still alive and there is still time to fulfill each of those promises. It’s good to reaffirm those affirmations you told yourself as you looked in the mirror! Over twenty years ago, I made a vow to God because I started noticing many young pastors were getting into drugs and losing their faith, or just getting weird, and I cried out to God in my disappointment — “God, I will never turn my back on you.” My heart was tattooed with that and as of today, it remains there and drives me every day of my life. As I stood before a beautiful young woman named Hannah Presley, I promised I would love her for the rest of my life. My vow was sincere and I have kept it. Our vows and promises can be kept with the help of the Holy Spirit!

Friend, you didn’t choose God, but God chose you. The dream wasn’t yours to choose; it was ordained for you. It is possible for you to turn your back on God or your dream, but don’t do it. Be worthy of your calling and your choices. Embrace responsibility and prove that God was right when He pointed at you and said you are the one to successfully fulfill the dream. You are worthy of it and capable of fulfilling it. Be in agreement with God about your future and about yourself.


Father, thank you for choosing and loving me.


Do you acknowledge that there is still time to fulfill your promise to God?

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8 Responses

  1. After attending the funeral of a woman from the church I had been attending all my life but had started to drift away, I felt reinspired to get back into reading the bible again. This woman was the perfect example of someone who lived a christlike life, was not judgemental, but served and loved with all her heart. She was truly a wonderful, graceful woman whom I will try from now on to emulate. This message was just what I needed to hear and will help me in my journey to better serve others and be the person God chose me to be. I am truly grateful to Pastor Bobby and Hannah for loving and accepting everyone and who helped inspire me to read and study the bible like the church I grew up in did not do.

  2. ‘I appreciate being able to read Bobby Schuller’s messages every morning. I have been a Christian since my teen years,
    raised in ,the Presbyterian church in Irvington NJ. I remember how important the youth ministry was in our church and in
    many churches in the 1950’s In our area it is not so much anymore. wondering if your church has a youth ministry?
    88 and doin’ great
    Mazrion Daley

  3. We’ve been loyal followers of the Schuller’s for 55 years – Bobby’s daily messages and sermons encourage us daily – Blessed to have found this ministry on tv so, so many years ago – thank you Bobby and Hannah – we look forward to your weekly sermons, now on Sundays – God Bless

  4. I look forward to these daily inspirational, thought provoking messages, which causes me to stop, reflect and consider how to be an improved person in Gods beautiful World.

  5. Yes I believe that there is still time for me to fulfil my promise to God I intend to keep serving as lector for as long as I am able
    to do so.I also intend to travel around the world.My philosophy is this.Use your calling and so many wonderful blessings will shower down
    down on you.I hope and pray that the Hour of Power will continue its mission of spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ to all who desire to receive him into their lives.To Pastor Bobby Schuller and his beautiful family.I pray that God will bless them with excellent health and happiness.To all at Shepherd’s Grove at Irvine Presbyterian Church, messages of love and peace.To the musicians and choir along with their directors.lots of thank you’s for the glorious and uplifting music and singing.As always I remain a faithful viewer and Happy
    and Wholesome student in Jesus Christ.The Lord is my Shepherd.I shall not want.Amen.And May God bless America

  6. I get distracted and forgo continuous connection and I always feel empty or overwhelmed; depending on the activity or lack therein of. Reading msg today reminds me of what I’ve been thinking about this aft. Why am I not connecting with the One who loves me, chose me; supports me and fulfills me. I feel better when we’re together ( it’s like I’m denying myself sustenance)

  7. Thank you for this, it’s hard to believe that God would choose me ,that’s all I can say, no idiot and I say again thank you.

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