For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10
Anytime you ask, ‘what on earth am I here for’” the Bible answers,’ to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. God created you for a prearranged mission. You’re a conscript, not a volunteer. You don’t get to decide your calling and it’s a mistake to try and duplicate somebody else’s calling. Remember Moses? God called him to deliver Israel from Egypt but he tries doing it his own way. Killing an enemy to save a brother’s life, he winds up a forty year fugitive. After living in the wilderness and learning his lesson he returns to do God’s will, God’s way. All of us, not just ordained ministers, are called to do God’s work God’s way.
The Bible says there’s a way that seems right to a person but the end of that way is destruction (Proverbs 16:25) Just because it seems right doesn’t mean its okay. God told Moses to speak to the rock and water would come out. It seemed okay for Moses to strike the rock and water came out. But God told him, ‘Because you did that, you will not enter the promise land. Not doing God’s work God’s way can cause you your inheritance irrespective of how long you have been doing the work. God told king Saul to wait for Samuel to offer the sacrifice on the altar. It seemed okay to the king to offer the sacrifice himself since Samuel delayed in coming. He offered it but God became angry with him and rejected him from being king.
Many people want to serve God their own way but man’s ways are not God’s ways. What seem right to us is not going to count before God. God’s work is not man’s work, where opinions and suggestions are required from the majority to determine how a work is to be carried. God is the owner of His work and His work must be done according to the way He has directed in His Word for it to be done. It is then that we can prosper and be rewarded.
In Acts 21:27-40, we see Paul willing to give up his own way in order to do what God had called him to do. That is not always easy to do because we are too easily convinced that our way is the best way. We tend to naturally assume that danger, difficulty and pain must be avoided at all cost. However Paul shows us that God has a bigger plan than just keeping us away from danger. Paul knew it was the will of the Lord for him to go Jerusalem, so when the people try to persuade him not to go, he refused to heed knowing that the one who called him to go there would see him through whatever difficulty he would encounter. If we want to see God’s will done in our lives, then we must commit ourselves to doing God’s work, His way.
PRAYER POINTS FOR THE WEEK
- Father, I thank you for creating me for your pleasure. Help me to always do your will in Jesus name.
- I break the bone of every spirit of rebellion that is out to truncate my life in Jesus name.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION OF THE WEEK
- Make a commitment today to redeem every vow you made before God.
- Anoint your feet for supernatural favour today
CONFESSION FOR THE WEEK
If it’s not God’s way, no other way works.
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