It’s Friday all over again; the last one this month. Wow, are you ready for April? 😀
As we continue to celebrate our Lord Jesus Christ, I’m thinking about the purpose that God has given me. Like Jesus, we all have a purpose that is uniquely designed for us by God. We have salvation because Jesus fulfilled His purpose. He handled His business. 😀 2 Timothy 1:9 (AMP) says, for He delivered us and saved us and called us with a holy calling [a calling that leads to a consecrated life—a life set apart—a life of purpose], not because of our works [or because of any personal merit—we could do nothing to earn this], but because of His own purpose and grace [His amazing, undeserved favor] which was granted to us in Christ Jesus before the world began [eternal ages ago].
The amplified version makes it plain as day, huh?
When we walk in the purpose that God has given us, we are in His will. We are being obedient to His call. If you’re called to be a preacher, you study, seek the Lord for the message (and everything else preachers do to prepare 😀 ), and then you deliver the message. Is it your responsibility to make people receive the message? Think about it. Okay, let me give you another example: After diagnosing a disease, the doctor will then offer a treatment plan and meds to her patient. Can a doctor make the patient follow the treatment plan and take the meds? The patient’s willingness to receive from the doctor and his commitment to change his behavior will determine whether or not he will listen to the doctor, right? It’s the same with the preacher.
It is our responsibility to fulfil our purpose. To do whatever it is that God called us to do. We can only control ourselves. We can encourage and pray for others, but we cannot make them do anything. Have you ever gone to a church service with a friend where you felt God was really speaking to you, but the other person was like, meh? LOL What happened? You received because you had the heart to receive and your buddy, well let’s just leave that right there. LOL
Do what you are called to do and stay focused on our Lord Jesus Christ. And let us always pray for one another. I will end my last post for the week with 1 Thessalonians 5:16-22, 16 Always be joyful. 17 Never stop praying. 18 Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. 19 Do not stifle the Holy Spirit. 20 Do not scoff at prophecies, 21 but test everything that is said. Hold on to what is good. 22 Stay away from every kind of evil. (Read the entire chapter if you have time.)
Jesus handled His business. Now let’s handle ours. 😀 I’m not exempt. I’m . . .
Just blogging it out. Happy Friday Night! Oh and HAPPY RESURRECTION SUNDAY!! 😀