Your Will, Your Way

How Christians should live from day to day.

Many of us have views or dreams of what we would like to happen in the future. 

Some people may want to become a millionaire, some may want to start a business, and others may dream of getting married. 

While many of our dreams can be very nice, healthy, and righteous desires, they don't always work out the way that we would like them to.

We shouldn't be worried about making sure our dreams come true, life is about more than checking of a list, even for those who are not Christians. We should be more concerned about doing what God has for us right now, and not what we may do or achieve in the future. We should be living each and every moment to glorify God and do His will. If we focus too much on fulfilling some future goal, even when it is for God, I think that it makes it more difficult for us to do what God has for us to do now. There comes a time where we have to stop looking to the future, and start acting in the present. 

It is very possible to be so focused on what will happen, that we lose sight of what is happening. This can cause us to miss out on the blessings that God gives us every day, like our family, our friends, and material blessings as well. Not that we need to focus on these things solely for our enjoyment, but if we gloss over these blessings, odds are that we will not be thankful to God for them, and that would be wrong.

God has an independent will for each of us. 

God doesn't need us to fulfill His will, if we don't do something that God has for us, we will be the ones missing out, not God. 

God calls us to give to the church, but if we don't, what would happen? I don't know, but I do know that if God wanted to, He could make money appear out of nowhere, like He did with the flour and the oil for the widow of Zarephath, by the hand of Elijah. God could do it, but we would be the ones missing out. When we are called to give to the church, or to the poor, and we do, we are storing up treasures in heaven.

"And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me."           - Matthew 25:40

We shouldn't give because we have to, we should give because we want to, and we should give with a willing heart. Everything that we have is a gift from God, and sadly, we don't always act like it. All we have is God's and we should do His will therewith.

Giving doesn't just include money, it includes our time, and our other possessions as well. God bought our lives, 

“For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.” - 1 Corinthians 6:20

our lives are God's as well, and we should use our lives to serve Him because of that.

It isn't that we can never do anything that we want to, oftentimes God blesses us by giving us some of the things that we enjoy, but our enjoyment, shouldn't be our main goal.

We can follow God in our careers, not only by doing what is right in the jobs that we choose, but also by giving God the choice of our careers. Like I said earlier, our lives are His to do with as He pleases. 

Some may think that the only career that God chooses for people is in ministry, being a head, youth, assistant, or other pastor, or doing some other job directly for the church, but this is not true. God calls people to many different careers, He calls Christians to be doctors, nurses, teachers, engineers, entrepreneurs, freelancers, and a whole host of other things. The problem is, we don't always listen, to hear what God's choice is for us. Give this choice to God, and I can assure you that you will not regret it. 

God knows what job is best for us. He considers the abilities and gifts that He has given us. He also considers things that we cannot, perhaps God has you somewhere because there is no other witness there for Him. I cannot know this for sure, but I know that He considers more than we can, and that He will choose what is best for you.

When you have found what God wants you to do in your life, don't let anyone else dissuade you from that. Even godly people don't always understand why you would be doing what you are, but if it is God's will, it doesn't matter what they say, keep with it.

I am sure that most of us know this already, but I wanted to say it again because I think that it is very important.

I am very glad that you took the time to read this, I hope that it was a help for you.

If you got anything beneficial from any of my rambling on, I would love to hear from you.

Thank you, very much.

Your Will, Your Way
Clayton Smith February 7, 2024
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