I am obligated both to Greeks and non-Greeks, both to the wise and the foolish. -Romans 10:14
An obligation is a necessity, a commitment, being morally or legally bound. Paul knew the meaning of obligation. As a Jew, a Pharisee, a Roman citizen, his upbringing had prepared him for a life of leadership in that world. Educated, articulate, influential, expectations were high for Saul of Tarsus to step into the limelight. Instead, he was enveloped by a new light on the road to Damascus that spun his destiny into an unexpected direction. The Christ was able to use the very same past experience for a very different future; a better, brighter, bigger role as Paul the Apostle who would help set the world on a new trajectory.
Wherever you’re from, whatever your past, God has a unique job and a future for you too.