I created this Blog to share Christian beliefs and inspiration as I continue my journey of faith in Jesus Christ.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Stepping Up. . .
Have you ever been asked to do something you
have never done before that is out of your comfort zone?
5 Trust in the Lord with all your
and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.
Do you make excuses not to serve
or use your talents? Do you try to make your own plans and set your own
11 For I know the plans I have for
you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to
give you hope and a future.
How do we know
when God is calling us, and is there any way we can be sure we're doing the
task he has assigned us?
6 We have different gifts,
according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then
prophesy in accordance with your faith; 7 if it is serving, then
serve; if it is teaching, then teach; 8 if it is to encourage, then
give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do
it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.
life, God's calling will bring great challenges. We can't succeed on our own.
Only through the constant guidance and help of the Holy Spirit will we be able
to carry out your God’s calling for us.
Most of us don't
recognize our calling overnight; rather, God reveals it to us gradually over
the years. As we use our talents and gifts to serve others, we discover certain
types of works that feels natural. These works bring us a deep sense of
fulfillment and happiness. You will have the feeling that you know this is what
we were meant to do.
1 Peter 4:10
10 Each of you should use whatever
gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in
its various forms.
There are many behind-the-scenes
opportunities for volunteers. These tasks might be at the church or done at
home, a solo commitment or part of a team. We are called for a holy and noble
purpose! We were put on earth to make a contribution. God designed us to make a
difference with our life.
7 Serve wholeheartedly, as if you
were serving the Lord, not people,