Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Staying in my lane...

I just read T.D. Jakes’ post on facebook where he says:

“We must learn to accept the calling God has given us. We must also learn to be comfortable with who we are and appreciate our uniqueness. God will not reward us for completing another man’s task. He only rewards us for completing the task that He has appointed us to do. Get a clear understanding of what God has called you to do. Stay in your lane and find value in your part in God’s ultimate plan.”

What T.D. Jakes said just confirmed that I need to stay in my lane and focus on what God has put on my heart to do. I admit I have wandered from time to time and lost my focus. I have found there is a peace that comes when I am doing what I know God has called me to do. I’ve also found that when I am trying to decide which way to go or struggling in choosing between two alternatives, one of the options will give me a greater peace, so most likely the option that brings me peace is probably God's will.

“The fruit of righteousness will be peace; the effect of righteousness will be quietness and confidence forever” (Isaiah 32:17).

I am doing my best to be patient and not try to rush God's timing or go my own way. I"m getting better at trusting Him in faith that He will lead me and accomplish His will in my life.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3:5-6).

“Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus” (Philippians 1:6).

God has given each of us gifts and abilities to use in His service. Find peace and comfort in knowing that He always equips us to do what he calls us to do. Also, keep in mind that if you aren't gifted in a certain area, don’t try to force it because that may not be the area that God has called you to serve and minister. (Romans 12:6-8, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 and Ephesians 4:11-13 gives us a list of spiritual gifts and a discussion of them.)

God's ultimate purpose for all of us is that He would be glorified (1 Corinthians 10:31) and that the gospel and God's kingdom would be advanced (Genesis 50:20 and Philippians 1:12).

How does  T.D Jakes' post speak to you?

1 comment:

  1. Your post speaks to me and I thank you for sharing some of T.D. Jakes' words. If you read my post from last night, you'll see that I was thinking about that very thing. I pray that God will help me, and you, further develop the gifts and abilities He wants us to use in his service. Have a wonderful day.