Thursday, May 19, 2016
SERVING WHERE GOD PLACES US
No matter what our role or position may be in life, we should do our absolute best to be faithful in that office. The job that we have been entrusted with no matter how large or small should be done with all of our hearts knowing that we will receive a just reward for being faithful in that position. So many people today are not satisfied with where they are in their life. They wish they had a better position, a less stressful position, a more fun position, but what they fail to realize in their discontentment is that in order for them to rise higher than they are right now, they must remain faithful where they are right now. We can never be entrusted with more when we are not faithful with what we have been given presently. This is a universal and eternal truth that applies to everything in our life. We must be faithful with the little until we can be trusted with the much. (Luke 12:48) (Matthew 25:21)
If you are finding yourself unsatisfied with where you are in life, I would encourage and challenge you to look past your present circumstances and look through your eyes of faith to a better and brighter future. Remain faithful with what you have been given and the God who sees all things done openly and in secret will reward you in like manner. Don’t murmur, don’t complain and most importantly don’t give up. Stay strong, stay faithful and stay diligent. What we do today will determine what we will have tomorrow. Let us always remember God’s faithfulness to us so that we may remain faithful to Him. If God has placed you where you are, it is to make you better, wiser and stronger so that you will be prepared and ready for your greater position. Believe this truth for yourself and strive to be all that you were created to be. (Matthew 6:1-8) (Job 8:7)
I hope this message inspires and challenges your heart to stay faithful to where you have been entrusted until the Lord promotes you to even greater heights.
SERVING WHERE GOD PLACES US
In the eleventh century, King Henry III of Bavaria grew tired of court life and the pressures of being a monarch. So, he made application to Prior Richard at a local monastery, asking to be accepted as a contemplative and spend the rest of his life in the monastery.
“Your Majesty,” said Prior Richard, “Do you understand that the pledge here is one of obedience? That will be hard because you have been a king.”
“I understand,” said Henry. “The rest of my life I will be obedient to you, as Christ leads you.”
“Then I will tell you what to do,” said Prior Richard. “Go back to your throne and serve faithfully in the place where God has put you.”
When King Henry died, a statement was written: “The King learned to rule by being obedient.”
When we tire of our roles and responsibilities, it helps to remember God has planted us in a certain place and told us to be a good accountant, teacher, mother, or father. Christ expects us to be faithful where He puts us, no matter the task we have been given!
By Steve Brown
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
1 Samuel 15:22 “And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.”
Psalm 37:16-19 “A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked. For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the LORD upholdeth the righteous. The LORD knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever. They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.”
Hebrews 13:5–6 “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.”
Romans 12:1-2 “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
Philippians 4:6-7 “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
James 1:2-5 “My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
In Christ’s Service,
God’s Work Ministry