“For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them…” Romans 12:4-6 NKJV
I’m going to get right to it, we are the body of Christ, and we all have special parts to play in God’s big picture. What we do or do not do does not only affect us individually, but it affects others. We have to stay awake, YOU, must stay awake. You are probably wondering what I mean by, “staying awake”; because of course sleep is important. Yes it is, but I am not talking about your beauty rest, I am talking about sleeping on what God has been telling you to do.
So what is it? What has God been telling you to do lately? Why haven’t you started on it? Is it fear, laziness, doubt, or is it just plain ol’ rebellion because it is taking you outside your comfort zone or your plans for your life? Whatever the excuse is, God is not buying it, and you are putting others in danger because of your disobedience. Read on the story of Jonah (Book of Jonah), he put many in danger just because HE did not want to do what God told Him. In your case, your family can be affected, your friends, coworkers, even many nations that are waiting for YOU and your gifts.
“And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.” 1 Corinthians 12:26 NKJV
Maybe God has called you to get back into attending church, and once you start back going, doors will be opened for your spiritual gifts to be put to use to help save souls. Maybe God has been telling you to start that business you’ve been putting off because you’re afraid of failure. Well if God has been pushing you to it, don’t you think He’ll open doors for you? Also, what is success to you; is it what God has as your success? Maybe He wants you to use your many failures as a testimony to never give up and it can inspire others. Maybe God has been telling you to write that book, visit your family, apologize to that person, forgive that person, share your testimony with someone, whatever it is, God has a meaning for it. Sometimes you may feel that what God has been calling you to do, is not that important but God is not an unintentional God. Everything He does and says is important and has reasoning to it. You have no idea what lies behind your obedience.
Don’t be like Jonah and ignore God’s instructions and cause others to be affected by it, because the longer you run from His instructions the more detours you’ll have to go through to get to where you were initially supposed to be. Who knows how many people you’ll hurt or how much unnecessary hurt you’ll cause yourself through those uncalled for detours. Whatever God needs done He will get done; so just obey, with less questioning and no running. No more putting it off, and sleeping through life thinking you’ll get away from Him.
Now what if you don’t feel God has been telling you to do something. Then as James 1:5 say, ASK!
“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.” James 1:5 NKJV
Pray, and ask God, I guarantee He will soon speak to you in various ways to confirm His instructions. Just this week He spoke to me through four different people on the same message. I know it was no coincidence, it was definitely God. I will admit, I fell asleep a couple of times on God’s instructions, but God still needed me to do it, so He never stopped convicting me and revealing to me how important it is that certain tasks be done.
Trust God, and trust His inner promptings. This is not a coincidence; God needs you to get to what He has been asking of you. It is not just for your benefit, it is for your family, your friends, strangers, nations, and the people in this world that needs what only YOU can give them. God is not giving you these days in vain, He is blessing you with the gift of a new day because you have a purpose waiting that will help people.
Here is a prayer starter:
Father, thank You for another day, thank You for not giving up on me. God thank you, for everything you have given me and thank you for the things you have not that I've asked for. You are always looking out for, and that is why I surrender my life to you. You know more than I do, you have a better plan for my life than I do. So God, I humbly ask that you tell me what you want me to do. Let Your will be done in my life Father. Have Your way; I want what You want for me. So God I ask that you show me, lead me, Holy Spirit guide me, reveal to me my purpose in this season God.
After praying, Then “Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him”, as Psalm 37:7 says, and then daily seek Him and His ways for your life as Psalm 143:8 say, “Cause me to know the way in which I should walk, For I lift up my soul to You.”
Be Blessed and remember there is someone who needs your gift!
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