Unspeakable Joy Devotional

23-October

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Life With A Purpose. In the body of Christ, we want to do things for the Lord. We mean well and get involved before we really seek the Lord about it. Maybe we do it out of guilt or feel pressured by well-meaning friends. But for whatever reason, if it is not from a heart of passion, it is EMPTY! I don’t want to waste time bobbing up and down like a bobble-head doll and going no where. I will just be doing the work of the Lord with no real purpose.

The thing to do when you feel this way is to stop and ask yourself some questions. Is this what the Lord wants from my life? Am I bobbing up and down taking up space? Perhaps what you are doing isn’t your calling or gifting.

We want to please the Lord, not man. Let’s not burn out doing everything that we are not called to do. We need to keep our heads on straight, and look to the Lord for our callings. Let us do the very best in the place He shows us, and run with a heart after God.

Paul prayed that God would bless the Christian in Corinth, so they might abound in every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:8 “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.”

He expressed confidence that God would continue to enhance the good work begun in them. Philippians 1:6 “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.”

Search your heart and see what your passion is, and then go after it. Use your gifts and talents, watch the Lord bless you. Surely, you will be content and there will be no more bobbing around. You will be moving forward—being all God has called you to be.

 

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