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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Will You Go?

Sometimes it's hard to know what direction God is wanting us to go. It would be a lot easier if He would speak out loud and give us commands and directions. Nowadays, maybe He could just send us a text message, post it on our Facebook wall, or send us a "tweet" on Twitter! But, that's not the way God works. He speaks to us through His word and by His Spirit living within us. Sometimes He speaks to us through open doors that give us new opportunities.

I recently heard a story about a man who is a minister. His family was quite content living where they were. The children were happy in their school, the mother was happy with her job, and the dad was serving God as a minister in the small town they had called home for several years. Out of the blue, the minister got a call about a congregation needing a new minister. Someone had given the elders his name and thought he might be interested in working with the church in this new town. The minister was surprised because he hadn't been looking for a new church, but, he recognized the fact that because of the way it happend, God might be guiding him in that direction. He took time to pray about the situation before he agreed to meet with the elders and preach for the church there. Through prayer, he decided to go, but still wasn't thinking of actually taking the new position. However, after preaching there, he was quickly offered the new job. The family moved and the man has been the minister for the new church for over a year now. Isn't it amazing how God works sometimes?

While we are commanded to be content, we should not become complacent or apathetic about doing what God wants us to do. Doing for God - serving God - may mean "GOING". He may need us to go somewhere to accomplish what He needs and wants us to do. It's up to us to let God use us to our fullest potential, according to HIS plan - not ours.

It's not always easy. It is sometimes very, very hard. But, it is always serving in faith knowing God is in total control.

"And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him."
Hebrews 11:6

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