Competiton or a calling??? (Part II)
Last time we met friends, we were discussing, what it means to be more like-minded in Christ. What does like-minded in Christ mean for our lives?? If we choose to be more like-minded, He abides in us so we are no longer relying on our own strength to accomplish and create results, we are instead relying on His strength and trusting His timing for the results, for the promotion, for the life changes! In the meantime, He is guiding, steering, and directing us!
What release of FREEDOM! We don’t have to figure anything out! We can choose to take the pressure off of ourselves to perform altogether! Why? Because, He has us in the palm of His hand and as His child, He is nurturing us and teaching us what we need to know, so when the time comes for the promotion, we are passing the test with flying colors. All the seeds we sowed into the ground, all the time we spent learning, has now paid off in dividends and we are reaping a bountiful harvest IF and only IF we wait on Him to produce that fruit in our lives. We just have to be willing to ‘be’ and ‘be led’ by Him! That simple, He does the rest!
Ephesians 4:1-2 says, ‘Therefore I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God. 2 Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love.’
Don’t you see??? Jesus is not about competition, He is about ‘being’; He is about the calling on your life! He has called you, commissioning you to do His great work! Are you listening to Him??? This means we are pre-destined to do His work. He knows you sinned. He knows you made mistakes. Greater is Him in you that He qualifies you by teaching you what you need to know to complete His work effectively for His kingdom. We are all blessed with gifts and talents that are meant to unite and function as one. What you do with what He has blessed you with, is allowing you to ‘be’ you for ‘Him’. He doesn’t need you, you must understand that! He ‘chose’ you personally for Him to complete a perfect work! We have nothing to prove, only opportunity to embrace if we are willing!
So if we continue to compete and not heed God’s message to us regarding our calling?? What will this mean in the long run???
Stay tuned for next time….