Paul was a game changer

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The Apostle Paul had an unlikely path to success as a game changer. He was a Pharisee who persecuted Christians from Jerusalem to Antioch. He was relentless in his zeal against a sect of believers in Jesus the Messiah. 

After the resurrection, Christianity started growing like crazy. The resurrected Jesus spent over 40 days preparing an army of evangelists, prophets, pastors, and leaders to change Israel. Miracles were flying left and right. Jews were coming to the Messiah by the thousands. Then the day of Pentecost energized the believers further with Holy Spirit power: “All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.” (Acts 2:4, NIV)

Have you ever received the baptism of the Holy Spirit? Have you ever made a ton of mistakes like Paul? Have you ever been forgiven? Good! Then you are just like me, Paul, and so many others who have overcome difficult mistakes, sins, and traumas to become game changers in careers, families, and life. 

I used to feel so guilty for my mistakes and sins. But then I got ahold of grace, and grace got ahold of me. Grace set me free from guilt and condemnation. Paul became a game changer because he, too, was freed from all his failures: “But for that very reason, I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life.” (1 Timothy 1:16, NIV) Paul overcame his weaknesses: “But He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” (2 Corinthians 12:9, NIV)

Can you imagine boasting about your weaknesses? That’s counterintuitive, isn’t it? Most people I’ve met in business and ministry hide their weaknesses. Paul became a game changer because he had a testimony of victory. He was guilty of so much but forgiven for it all. 

I want you to become a game changer as well. You can change families, businesses, and communities. But first, you must be free: free from insecurity, people-pleasing, and shame. Be loud and proud of a God who is personal, forgiving, and empowering. 

You are a game-changing miracle! 

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9 Comments

  1. Kimberly+Ann+Wright on 16/04/2021 at 2:36 PM

    HI PAUL MARC! PLEASE PRAY FOR ME TO BECOME A STRONG, SUCCESSFUL GAME CHANGER FOR CHRIST! AMEN!💯💪🏾

  2. Judy on 16/04/2021 at 2:48 PM

    Thank You for your daily devotions! I look forward to reading them every morning! God Bless You My Friend!!

  3. Leal M. Lloyd on 16/04/2021 at 3:21 PM

    Hi Paul,
    Love, love your devotions. They are so very relatable and logical. Furthermore, they can be applied to everyday life.
    Paul, where is the link to download the free chapter from your book, “Game Changers”.

  4. Tabitha on 16/04/2021 at 3:35 PM

    Amen.

  5. Kashae. on 16/04/2021 at 4:12 PM

    I want to be a game changer and be more for god than anything take my faith higher and keep my eyes on him and I know that I am forgiven through all mistakes because Jesus Christ loves me as I abide in him go to him even if I feel like I’m struggling I know he is with me through the hard and through all of the good in Jesus name amen ☺️😇😇❤️

  6. Joseph+A+Masaba on 16/04/2021 at 5:29 PM

    Amen

  7. Gloria kwalbe on 16/04/2021 at 11:37 PM

    I really appreciate the goodness of God in my life, I as Lao want to be a game changer in my generation, I am will to let God used me to for the growth of his kingdom🙏🏻

  8. Elisabeth zu Oettingen Wallerstein on 18/04/2021 at 10:12 AM

    Amen Thanckyou Jesus Christ for making me a game changer and being a blessing to others. Halleluija

  9. Yolanda Escobedo on 20/04/2021 at 3:05 AM

    Paul I love your words if encouragement , they help me to realize more and more , that ” I Am A Child of God and He lives me with all my imperfections . Please help me pray that I can boldly stand and be loud and proud and a Game Changer in God’s Army…. Thank You Again for your everyday encouragement… God Bless ..

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