Here’s the first thing you need to be clear on…
Job 36:5 – ” Behold, God is mighty, and despiseth not any: he is mighty in strength and wisdom.”
This lets you know that you are IN.
By surrendering your life to Christ, you automatically make it IN to God’s CLUB – where HE will work through you.
There are plenty of clubs formed by men that may be inaccessible to you.
But, the biggest, most important club of all – God’s club – is freely available to you and He will in no way despise or reject you.
So, the first thing you need to settle is that through Christ, you are a member of God’s club and God WILL perform HIS will through the members of His club – including you.
Now, here’s the next thing you need to know…
Job 5:8-9 – “I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause: Which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous things without number”
Proverbs 3:5-6 says – ” Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”
Isaiah 48:17 – “Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the LORD thy God which teacheth thee to profit,which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go.”
From these scriptures you can see that you are to commit your way unto the Lord and He will perform great things in your life and do great things through you – both financially and otherwise.
But, patience is required. Our human nature is to want the big and great things right now. We don’t want to wait.
However, God in His great goodness and wisdom knows that each of us needs a time of preparation to get us ready for Him to work through.
In fact, what you must understand is that if you will remain faithful, it’s during those seemingly hard times of where nothing is happening the way you want them to that God is actually preparing you so that He can do great things through you.
Consider these Biblical examples of God preparing:
- Joseph, the great deliver for Israel. He spent years as a slave and then more years in a jail while God prepared him to be great
- Moses, the great deliver for Israel. He spent years in Egypt and then more years in the desert before he was fully qualified for God to work through Him.
- Jesus, the Savior of the World. According to what we understand from the Bible and history, Jesus himself spent 30 years allowing God to prepare him so that God could work through him during the last 3 years of his life.
- Paul, the Apostle of Jesus Christ. After his conversion, he spent years hiding out in the desert learning from God.
And there hundreds of other examples besides these.
Now, I’m not suggesting that you have to spend time in the desert or in a jail in order for God to work through you. But, I am telling you that the Bible makes it clear that God prepares us for His work, for His Kingdom, and He will glorify His name in our lives.
Now, having said all of this, there are some things that you can get started with right away that will pave the way to God doing bigger and bigger works in your life.
Mt 25:34-40 – “Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you,Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.”
James 1:27 – “Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.”
Scriptures like these tell us that it is God’s will that we perform acts of kindness and love at any and every opportunity.
Perhaps the best example of how important it is to do acts of kindness for our fellow man or woman is in the book of Job. Throughout this entire book, you can read of Jobs acts of kindness. And, it was these very acts of love and kindness that led Job to great wealth and affluence.
And, it will for you too.
So, how does a person know what God’s will is for their life?
Well, there will be some times where it is very clear what God’s will is and times when it is not clear at all.
But, you can rest assured that whether you see what God’s will is for you or not, God has great things that He is either doing through you – and you just can’t see it yet. Or, He is preparing you so that He can do great things through you at a future time.
So, hold to the vision of God working through you and doing great things in your life. Every day give praise and thanks to God for the great things that He is doing in your life (even if you can’t see anything yet).
And one day, you’ll recognize with surprise that God is performing His will through you and that He is doing great things through you.
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