A couple of weeks ago, I shared that it is when we have quiet time with the Lord, He begins to show us the plans He has for our life. I believe that God has called us each for a specific purpose in sharing the Gospel. He has given us gifts and talents to be used for His glory. But often times there are things that I allow to get in the way of God’s will for my life each day. Such as:
The Word, “Purpose”
It sounds so big and impossible to comprehend. Can’t we all get caught up in thinking that “purpose” means something so big for someone else? But our purpose comes when we use our God given talents and the time He has given us in our every day relationships. I get caught up sometimes in thinking it has to big when the who and what is right in from of me. To be honest, as I am writing this, I am taking a time out from my son right in front of me. Trust me, we both needed a time out from each other. 🙂 But I know that my relationship and time with him today is my purpose.
What if I fail? What if I don’t get all of the answers? What if I am not good enough? What if it does not work? What if others think I am crazy or judge me? What if no one notices? What if I don’t get what I want? I have said all of those at one time or another. The voice of fear can paralyze us from moving forward and doing what we are to do at that very moment. We must remember that courage is not the absence of fear, it is moving out despite fear and trusting the Lord.
“I don’t have time,” can be a quick come back that honestly is just an excuse for my selfishness. I am learning that when I honor God with my time, it is directed toward His will for me that day. Not giving of our time or staying so busy doing the “almost right thing” can block the real purpose God intended for our life.
Yes, there are other things that can keep us from living out God’s will each day. The enemy knows the right button to push for each of us personally. But I believe that fear, not feeling adequate and misusing our time can be the biggest obstacles of fulfilling God’s will each day.
Today, I want to encourage you, as I look at myself, to notice the what and who right in front of you. May we ask the Lord to use our time to depend that relationship and give despite any fears that have been holding us back.
Seeking more of God’s word and His will for our life keeps us healthy and fit on the inside as He directs our steps.
Examine me, God, from head to foot order your battery of tests. Make sure I’m fit inside and out. Psalms 26:2 (the Message)