“Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.” I Corinthians 15:58 ESV
“There is no ideal place for us to serve God except the place He sets us down.”
Truth For Life Devotional, Charles Spurgeon/Alistair Begg
I connected with the above quote. So many times, I’ve felt inadequate to serve the Lord in the manner to which He was calling. I’ve felt insignificant in my little corner of the world. If I’m honest, that would be more often than not. The truth is, I am inadequate and I am insignificant when it comes to things of a spiritual nature. BUT……when I daily empty myself of the fear and self-doubt that Satan likes to hurl at me, and when I put on the armor of God, then I am ready for the spiritual task ahead.
Wherever you are in your walk of faith, God wants to use you. He will equip you specifically for the assignment He has for you. As Henry Blackerby wrote in the “Experiencing God” study that I participated in years ago, “He will drop you in the middle of where He is working.” You may not think you are capable, but rest assured, with His help, you are! He will never turn away one who is desirous of serving Him.
We are Christ’s ambassadors, and we’re the only means He has here on earth to spread the Good News. He will gladly use us in our place of influence, both for our good and His glory! I’m so thankful that He never gives up on us. He will take care of the details. We only have to be willing.
Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, You are forever worthy of our praise. Thank You for calling us to be Your children. We can never express enough what our faith in Jesus Christ means as we live out life on a daily basis. We need Your strength and wisdom each and every moment. Thank You for always supplying just what we need when we need it. How comforting it is to know that You will never leave us or forsake us. I pray this in the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.