Will You Wait Upon Jesus to Receive Your Next Life Mission?
Is your life on a new road right now and you are unable to see what will happen next? Do you have faith enough to believe that Jesus Christ will lead you every step of the way? It is important to understand that faith is about trusting in God when you have no idea what is happening in your life. It doesn’t matter if you are 14 or 99. Faith is something that happens over time. Often, God will call us into a new direction. We often cannot see that direction because our minds are looking somewhere else. It is hard to think of life as being something that you cannot control. However, the older you get, the more you realize that there are many situations that are out of your control. Sometimes you will know what to expect and at other times, you will have no idea.
Your first obligation is to put God first. The Bible says to seek God first and all things will be added unto you. Faith is the substance of life. You cannot do anything without it. We may doubt from time to time, but it is important to allow God to open doors for us when the timing is right. You may be in a situation right now where you are asking yourself what you should do. Perhaps you are running out of money and have no job to pay your expenses each month. Maybe you are in a relationship that is dead end and hurtful and are not sure what to do. You may also be trying to discern your calling in life. No matter what your situation is, God has a plan and a purpose for you. Often, God moves us in directions that we do not understand. Man business owners that are of the faith often ask themselves, “Why did my business have to close Lord? Things were going so well for me and now I lost everything that I had worked hard for all of my life?” Sometimes a devastating circumstance can keep us asking God why. However, I want to tell you that God doesn’t care about money. In fact, he wants us to walk by faith. Many pastors today will try to teach you Old Testament principles on money. Some will say to pay the church 10% of all that you have an others will say that if you give more, then God will make you rich. Some televangelists will brag about God giving them millions of dollars and a mansion because of the tithing they did ten years ago. However, if you read the New Testament, you will see that the lives of the early followers of Jesus and throughout history have not been financially wealthy. The New Testament teaches us about giving to others that are in need. If you have two of something, give the other away. Take care of your fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. Take care of one another. It is all about building your riches in heaven and not on earth. Shockingly, many pastors today are teaching their congregation to get all that you can while you are here on earth. They often preach that if you are not financially wealthy, the something must be wrong with what you are doing. The simple truth is that if you ever want to be close to God, you are going to have to live by faith. Very few people can balance faith living with financially blessed living. Great men like Abraham and Job from the Old Testament were able to do both. This is what made them so special. I believe that God blessed them materialistically because they never held anything back from God or from others. They just happened to have a lot of money. They were not working to get rich. They were simply working to work. They praised God because they loved him. When most people get money, they like to put it in the bank for a rainy day and accumulate more of it over time. Instead of walking day by day with faith and trust in God, they instead have faith that their money in the bank will provide for their needs. If their brother or sister is in need of money, they simply don’t help them in fear that they will not be able to pay their own path in life. Many people see money as a way to trust that everything is going to be okay. People that walk by faith, see miracles happening in their lives over and over again. This is the main reason why Jesus did not allow his apostles to take anything with them along their ministry travels. He told them to go and take nothing with you. He says that God would provide for you. Sure enough, no matter where the apostles went, God provided for them. They knew that God was going to meet their every need. They did not need to store up riches here on earth. All of the apostles lived by faith. You will not find a story in the New Testament that tells you a story of pastors and apostles telling other Christians to tithe so that you can receive a financial blessing from God. In fact, Peter the apostle was hung upside down on a cross when he died. He lived by faith and knew that Jesus would always be there for him and Jesus showed himself to be worth dying for. His mission was to tell others about Jesus so that their soul would be saved. Almost all of the original apostles were martyrs for Jesus and were happy to die for him. They did not live for themselves or for their own wanting. In fact, they repented of their sins and chose to live for Jesus instead.
When God calls you to a mission in life, you should do it to the best of your abilities. When you meet an obstacle, don’t give up and say, “I can’t do it and aid is all over with.” You must figure out a way to overcome your obstacle with prayer. With the help of God, you can overcome obstacles in your life.
You will find that as you age in life, that you do not have all of the answers. In fact, the older you get, the less you know. You finally realize that you are not in control as you once thought you would be.
Living by faith means that you are going to walk with God and not worry about tomorrow. It means that you no longer have to worry about how much money you have in your bank account. God knows your needs and will provide for you as you cross the road in your life that needs providing for.
Worrying about money will only destroy your life. Pray and ask God for what you want. Some people never reach a stage in which they are fully satisfied with anything. Often, people want to know exactly what is going to happen tomorrow or a year from now. When you walk by faith, you are only supposed to live for the moment because you don’t know what can happen the rest of this day.
When you figure out what God wants you’re to do in life, do it and watch as the Lord opens doors for you. Remember, faith is the key to success.