To love God is to put His Will above your own selfish desires. You realize that this life and everything it has to offer is nothing compared to the life Jesus died for to give you. And in return you want to tell everyone about Him and His sacrifices. You want to be like Christ.
And in order to do so, you have to step out of your comfort zone. You're going to have to go to places and do things you don't want to. (He never claimed it would be easy to follow Him) (Matthew 16:24; Luke 9:23) you're going to have to teach; you're going to have to serve; you're going to have to love. You're going to have to be a leader to all of those around you- lead by example. They've seen enough hypocrisy in Christianity. You can't tell them how Great Jesus Was/Is, without showing them. Hands down, Jesus Is our High Leader. Yet, He was an outcast; homeless and poor. To even His friends, who knew He was the Messiah, He was a servant. (Mark 10:42-45; John 13:3-17) [And considering He also knew they would all betray, deny and dessert Him, He still served them.] We, too, will have to 'lower' ourselves to serve. [Matthew 23:12; Mark 9:35; Luke 14:11; Philippians 2:3-11; 1 Peter 5:6] but when we really think about it, teaching and leading is serving. We're teaching others for their benefit. We're showing them God's love to help them. [service: work that is done for others; the performance of work or duties for a superior…]
This is God's Will for you; for all of us. We're His servants. (John 12:26; 1 Corinthians 4:1-2; Galatians 5:13; Ephesians 2:10; 2 Timothy 2:15) We each have our own individual work to do for Him; a calling so to speak. (Jeremiah 29:11; Romans 12:4; 1 Corinthians 1:26-27; Ephesians 4:1-4; 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12; 2 Peter 1:10) Have you figured out what yours is yet? Maybe it's to join an overseas mission; or assist at a homeless shelter; or teach a Bible study; or write a blog; or take dinner to your neighbors; or maybe it's just to honor your spouse so they see God through you. Nothing is too great or too small to be done for Him. (Luke 1:37) It may seem overwhelming to think He's trusting you with His children; telling His story. But don't worry, he's got your back. (Hebrews 13:5) He's not going to call you to do anything He won't equip you with tools to help you with. (Philippians 4:19) (And don't fret too much over the possibilities, because the chances of Him sending you on an overseas mission without 'training' you first at home isn't likely.) The only prerequisite He asks of you is to be willing, with an obedient heart. (Isaiah 1:19) We have to be open for the grand possibilities of His Own mission: to save the world (again); at whatever the cost be to us.
Are you seeking His will for you? Are you asking Him to show you? There’s a whole world out there that needs you; that needs Him… What are you waiting for?
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