You? God has a Job for You? Yes, Yes He Does.
And He sent out two of His disciples and said to them, “Go into the city …” Mark 14:13
The two disciples were given very detailed instructions to go to a certain town and look for a particular man performing a specific task. He would have a large room, furnished and ready to observe the Passover. These instructions might have seemed unusual had it not been their Lord speaking, but the two disciples obeyed and found everything just as Jesus had said. Jesus knew exactly what they would find, and so He guided them specifically. One of the most memorable and precious times the disciples would spend with their Teacher hinged on the obedience of these two. Obedience to Christ's commands always brings fulfillment. When the Lord gives you instructions, obey immediately. Don't wait until you have figured it all out and everything makes perfect sense to you. Sometimes God will lead you to do things that you will not fully understand until after you have done them. He does not usually reveal all the details of His will when He first speaks to you. Instead, He tells you enough so you can implement what He has said, but He withholds enough information so that you must continue to rely upon His guidance. Your response will affect what God does next in your life. Your obedience may affect how others around you experience Christ as well. If there is any directive God has given you that you have not obeyed, obey that word immediately and watch God's perfect plan unfold in your life. - Blackaby Experiencing God Day by Day
We often get lulled into a false sense of security after coming to Christ. We think we have our ticket to get out of Hell and begin to listen to our sin nature as well as others that we can live how we want.
Several things are at work in the life of a believer. First, of course, is our salvation is secured by being born again. Second is we are now entering into a life where we are His workmanship...note the second part...created for good works that we might walk in them. There's a purpose to you still being here and not immediately being swept away to Heaven. It isn't so that we can do our own thing, seeking our own way, living for our own good pleasure.
You who are in Christ have a mission to fulfill.
You who aren't in Christ Jesus yet, do not be afraid of such a future.
Jesus not only saves us/you He keeps every single promise He has made concerning our lives while we are yet still here breathing the air of the physical world.
A grand deception by Satan is to slip in ideas of living for yourself. That you REALLY aren't necessarily to the cause of Christ. That if you just did this or that, you wouldn't have all that discomfort at obeying Christ.
We have a job to do. The Church is to be considered a body with Jesus as the head. The body has things it must do to stay healthy and to stay fit. It has things that must be done in accordance with what the Head says must be. Parts of a body that do their own thing are called Disease and Cancers. In Christ we are part of the Vine. A vine separated from the main branch dies.
Look at your life. Are you avoiding doing what God keeps bringing to you to do? Be careful! Be careful! God will only bring things to you so many times before He gives your job to someone else and YOU begin going through disciplinary actions to bring you back into obedience.
God wouldn't be God if He didn't discipline those He loves. He showed us discipline im the lives of the Disciples. Teaching them to change how they see things and how to think. You saw them but did you SEE them as His workmanship?
Such is as all who are in Christ. We have a job to do. We are not here to live for our good pleasure. We are to live in obedience to the one who saved us.
Look into your motivations, for once be real with yourself, are you really obeying or are you trying to get away with the minimum?
Ask Jesus what it is you are to be doing for Him. Do not let fear get in your way. Tell fear where it can go. You have a job to do.
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