We often make plans to have a better future. And oftenly, we pursue a career to further our horizon. And more often than not, we ask the Lord to bless our plans and desires. But how often do we ask the Lord what He desires for us to do?
Indeed there is nothing wrong with planning for our future or pursuing a career which would further our horizon. Let me say that again, there is nothing wrong when we plan to have a bright future. After all the Psalmist reminds us in Psalm 90:12, ’Teach us to number our days’, because life is simply fleeting.
However, what some or most of us fail to acknowledge or even ask is, ’Lord, what is it that You want me to do?’ Or better yet, ’Lord, how can I be of use to further Your Kingdom?
Rick Warren, Pastor and author of the Purpose Driven Life, once posted on Facebook this status message, ‘Do what God calls you to do with your life and you’ll succeed. Do what you think will prove your worth and you’ll fail miserably.’
God’s ministry is huge that there is enough room for anyone who desires to pitch in. God’s ministry is flexible, He does not require a college or a doctorate degree to fit in. Still, God’s ministry does not demand. Rather, God’s ministry only needs a willing and submissive heart that cheerfully says, ‘Speak Lord, for your servant is listening.’ (1 Samuel 3:10)
Do you want to succeed or fail miserably? The call is yours.