Who are we really motivated to please is it God or ourselves?
In life we are presented with multiple opportunities. However, to attempt to do all would be futile.
God will sustain us for those which He orchestrates and ordains.
God has an assignment for each of us.
God’s grace is for that.
We do others not only in our own strength and so run the risk of burnout but probably for our own fulfilment and motivation not His.
God has things for us to do.
We easily become distracted and delay both our purpose and our transformation.
One significant delay can be us wrongly thinking that we have to become a perfect complete solution first before we are ready.
The truth is that to know Jesus is all that is required.
Once He has your heart He transforms from the inside out from broken to whole is progressive whilst we walk with Him.
It was 14 years after His conversion on the Damascus Road before Paul’s ministry powerfully commenced but that period was a very intentional one walking in the presence of Jesus being spiritually enlightened.
Being in God’s grace for something He had ordained.
Paul had spent years previously persecuting Christians, he was far from perfect.
God is good He sees us the same on bad days as well as good of being worthy and the potential of what He has for us.
One significant distraction can be being too busy to Ponder and know what is true and what is fake what is needed.
Our concept of Jesus was not that He was rushing always but that He walked and took time to notice and see the one.
Lingered and made a difference by ministering to those He had time to notice and spend time with.
His ministering years were but 3 but there were multiple opportunities and assignments accomplished in that time.
God assigns to our purpose and Jesus also commissions us to follow and to be fishers of men.
Faith comes from hearing about Jesus Christ.
The Gospel is Good News.
The illustration shows feet they could represent those of an unhurried Jesus with time to see all. They could represent ours stepping in His footprints doing God’s purpose for us not our own. Dispersing darkness and bringing Light.
Three scriptures that come to mind:
“And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed what he has heard from us?” So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.”Romans 10:15-17 ESV
“For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching?”Romans 10:13-14 ESV
Gods grace enabled Him to know and do what He should and was purposed for and ignore and not take on what would serve only to be a distractionHe did only what His father told Him to do because, even as a son of man He knew how to be aligned and obedient.“But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.”Romans 10:8-10 ESV
The song Promises. Maveric City Worship