Into Thy Word -
We are called to a Purpose
Are you ready to engage into the greatest business opportunity conceivable?
Do not assume that to be in Gods Will, our lives must be harsh and filled with no fun! Gods purpose may be vague; yet, our call is to respond out of our love, which comes from the grace He provided as a result of the guilt of sin!
We are to shoot the arrow even when we cannot see the target! Our aim is His purpose and our obedience. The goal is for us to grow in our love relationship with Christ, INTIMACY WITH HIM! Just as a boat tied to a dock, so are we when we first become Christians, then we have the opportunity to venture out into the depths of His sea. We will run into swells and storms on the way, yet God will anchor us by our faith, and we will go through it. If we do not venture out from the dock we will experience a storm in the shallowness of our port of will. And a storm at the dock will cause major damage and frustration, because we do not have the richness of depth to protect us and enable us to go through. Growth is the essential element.
The greatest job of all is to make our LORD known. You may not be called into full-time Christian service, but we are all called to make disciples: Matt. 28! Whether we are working in a grocery store, dusting a field, or placing control rods in a nuclear reactor, as a Christian we model Christ in all we do. People see Christ reflected in what we do, say, and how we respond!
So, if you drive around like a jerk, speeding and cutting people off, while sporting a fish on your bumper, what do people see? A Christian is a jerk! Nothing is bigger than modeling Christ. There is nothing that can replace Gods will, yet, we try so hard to do so. Too many Christians just go to church, and stay in their sub culture and never venture out to spread the Word.
How much of what you do will count 10 years from now, or 20, or 100, or 10,000 years? In the grand scheme of things, is there dignity? Is there significance or value in what you do vs. serving the LORD? Even if your feelings and identity are based on what you do, can you safely say it is greater in purpose than the Creator of the universe? You know it is a big universe!
If we allow Him, God will reveal to us what He is about to do! And this revelation will be our invitation of indentation to join: for He is able!
There is simply nothing out there that will give you greater purpose and significance than to follow Gods will! So, are your plans filling His great purpose? You may not be called to go to Outer Mongolia or fill the pulpit in a church; but are you fulfilling His purpose in your life and growing in maturity? We must be fishers of men whether we are selling hamsters or serving in the U.S. Senate. We are in the business of mirroring Christ in our lives! Following Gods will is lifes greatest adventure and reward!
We are in the business of mirroring Christ in our lives! Following Gods will is lifes greatest adventure and reward!
Phil. 2:5-8 states Jesus came as Gods servant, to accomplish His will to redeem us from our fallen selves!
· To be a servant, we are to be as moldable as clay in His hands!
· We can do nothing apart from God!
· With Christ working in us, we can do anything!
THOUGHTS ON OUR PURPOSE
· Are you devoted to yourself or to God?
· The highest point of morality to us is what we already know; God will take us higher!
· God is working to change our purpose into His.
· What is the most powerful influence in your life, how does this affect you?
Condensed from the book "Finding God's Will for your Life" by Richard J. Krejcir, Copyright 1997
Richard Joseph Krejcir, is the Director of Into Thy Word Ministries, a discipleing ministry. He is also a pastor, teacher, speaker is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena California and has amounted nearly 20 years of pastoral ministry experience mostly in youth ministry, including serving as a church growth consultant.