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Being Used In The Greatest Way

Being Used In The Greatest Way

"For whoever does the will of God is My brother and My sister and mother." Mark 3:35 (NKJV)

I was talking with a friend of mine about a week ago after he had written me to ask a question.  It was in reference to one of the devotionals titled, "Loving God with everything."  He said, "When I introduce somebody to Christ or imagine others at this intersection of giving up their will, I'm always unclear on what to do with regards to life here on earth.  Do I continue to do my best at those things and all the while pray for God to work his will in me and direct me in my ways, or do I do something more than that? Ive never been certain on what it means exactly to surrender my own will."

My friend laid out the things that he was doing in his life with respect to work and recreation.  He wanted to know, "is this what I should be doing, or is there something more?"  In others words, "should I continue to work at these things, or should I be looking for something "Greater" to do in the kingdom of God?"  "I know that this is my will for my life, so do I need to stop doing these things (My will) to be in God's will?" 

This is a great question and one that I hear from many people as they are walking closer with God.  Something happens and they stop and take a look at their life and ponder if they are doing what God wants in a particular situation--how do they know?

Well, I thought I would address this question today, because it can be a platform for the enemy to work his condemnation if not addressed and answered properly.  

The first thing that we need to know when seeking the "Will of God" for our lives, is that we need to seek Him daily by the reading of His Word.  We need to study it, and meditate upon it prayerfully.  It is through His Word that we become more like God, and "Our will" becomes "His will"--it is a natural consequence as we earnestly seek Him and abide in His Word.  One more thing to remember about this is that we need to do this for every situation in our life--not just for the tough times and decisions that we will face.

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Romans 12:2 (NKJV)

After you have spent time in the Word each morning, simply ask the Lord through prayer, "Lord, use me in whatever capacity You want to--I'm fully yours."  This is surrendering your will to Him, and making His will your will--it is that simple.  God gives us a perfect peace when our mind is stayed upon Him and we trust Him (See Isa 26:3), and we can know that we will have a perfect peace when we are in the will of God.

I concluded by telling my friend that finding out what God's will is for your life isn't about a certain job or hobby.  It isn't about trying to figure "How" to use your life--but to simply alloy every aspect of your life to be used by the Lord.  This is how a person can truly know that he or she is Being used in the greatest way.

I want to encourage you today, if you are worrying about not doing enough for God, simply stop and ask Him, "Lord, use me in a mighty way."  Pick up your bible, and begin to read.  When you see a need, don't minimize it--embrace it.  God will usually allow a us to see a need clearly, and far too often we will simply verbalize that the need exists, and then complain that no one else is seeing it the way we do.  Truth be told, they probably aren't, and that is because God wants you to see it the way He does, and He as called you to step up and serve.

So, whether it is picking up trash, cleaning the restrooms, or serving others in whatever capacity that would truly bless them and honor God, then that is the will of God.  And that is what we are all about in the family of God.  Let's not get caught up in the cares of this world, but let us look for opportunities to bring glory to our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus.  We are only here for a short time; let's use it wisely.

And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever. 1John 2:17 (NKJV)

STUDY QUESTION: What can we learn about the "Will of God" from these verses contained within this devotional?

PERSONAL INVENTORY: Is it your intent to be in the "Will of God" for "Every" aspect of your life?

APPLICATION: Spend time in God's Word daily.  Seek Him in prayer, and ask Him what is His will for your life.  Ask Him to guide and direct you in every aspect, and let Him know that He can use you at any time.  Now just enjoy Him.

Father, It is my desire to be in Your will with respect to my life.  Show me any area where I am walking independent of what You would want for me.  In Jesus precious name, amen...

Be Blessed, Pastor Scott



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