Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Will You Know Enough to Realize Your Calling

Will You Know Enough to Realize Your Calling 

Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this? ESTHER 4:14 

Just before Charles Colson was to preach to three hundred inmates at San Quentin Prison, a lockdown confined the prisoners to their cells. To the few allowed to attend, he decided to go ahead and give the complete message he had prepared. Later, when he expressed disappointment that the three hundred were unable to attend, he was told, “We videotaped your message and will be showing it numerous times to all twenty-two hundred prisoners.” What if Colson had, as he first considered, just given a short devotional to the several Christians who were allowed to attend instead of the full evangelistic message he had prepared? More than two thousand needy souls would not have heard the gospel. Being faithful in unlikely circumstances is what Esther is remembered for. As the newly appointed queen of Persia, she gained the ear of the king to plead for the safety of the Jews, who were about to be massacred. The king responded, and the Jewish people were saved. An occasion may arise when you are the only person available to speak for God. Will you be faithful in such a moment as that? You are the most important person in the world to God when you are the one He has called to do something for Him. - Dr. David Jeremiah Morning and Evening 

We, at least I know there've been times when for sure it's been me, are often are so busy trying to get comfortable and to seek personal pleasure and satisfaction in this life that we neglect why we are in this world in this time such as this.

Was reading another devotional about William Tyndale who had been burned at the stake for translating the Bible into English.  I know of the guy who spoke the Bible into two audio formats and a few days after the second translation was completed, God took him home as well.

This blog, wouldn't have been possible in another time in human history. 

You in your Christian life are to be where you are because of God the Father's plan for mankind.  It's no happenstance or coincidence or fate or any other such thing as to why you were born and others have not.

Jesus was about the Father's business...He was in as constant prayerful communication with His Father as was possible in order to do what He was there to do.

The Disciples were born at the right time to do what they did to lay the first bricks on the foundation of Christ Jesus for the Church. 

You are alive today not to live for you. If that were the case Jesus wouldn't have said for you to take up your own cross and follow Him.

You are here for a reason and it isn't you. It's to be a light in a dark world. 
It's to show people the way to the cross of Christ Jesus. 

It's, in some cases, to be a mouthpiece such as Billy Graham or Dr. David Jeremiah or any truly called of God man of God Pastor.  

Your calling may be to speak or even just to shine in such a way that people are drawn by curiosity to want to know more. 

You may be called to write, such is what I found out about myself.  I misunderstood this for years until almost 3 years ago.  I was trying to write a book, science fiction, and never could get past 1 chapter.  In this blog, God dictates and shapes my thoughts and words and has been taking the blog places that no book written of me could go.

We mistake earthly blessings for prosperity and in those times gradually shift to living for self rather than asking God what He wants done with that blessing.  

Satan's had centuries and many hundreds of generations of people to learn how to twist, mangle and manipulate people both the saved and unsaved into avoiding God's plan for their lives. 

There's a key found in the Bible that all believers ought to take with utmost seriousness and importance. 

We will have our lives reviewed by Jesus Christ for the deeds we have done in our bodies. 

Will yours be a life of selfish waste apart from the plan of God for you?

Will you stand before Christ when this account is given or will you collapse in shame?

Will you be told Well done good and faithful servant or ?

I have much in my life that I am ashamed of.  My life isn't a poster example of a Christian. 
I am saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.  I have no idea what will be revealed when I am examined. 

But I do know that in the here and now I have a life to live to the best of my ability for the one who saved me.  It means throwing out wasted time on the ways of this world that take my attention away from my part in God's plan. It means being obedient to the best of my ability. 

What about you?

If indeed you are a Christian, a believer in Christ Jesus for salvation, what do the deeds done in your body look like?  Do they promote a life in Christ or do they promote the things of this world?  Is there a light that shines for the world to see Jesus or do you keep it under a basket because you're afraid of what God might have for you to do?  

You weren't accidentally born in the here and now.  You who are in Christ are a part of God's plan for mankind. It's time you understood that and pursued that above your wants and desires. 

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