Simple Devotions
For the Complex Life

I don't know what God wants me to do!?

Now there's a verse that's useful right? I mean, we all want to know what the Lord's will is! We all want to know what his purpose in our lives is... but sometimes, we just don't quite understand it. Sometimes, no matter how hard we try, it just seems like we can't figure it out.

In fact, if you ask most Christians they will tell you, "Well, pray about it, and God will reveal his will to you when he is ready." Now that is true, but God is revealing his will to you NOW!!!

One of the first things God wants you to do is take care of YOURSELF spiritually. This is something that is hard to do for most Christians. We find this amazing truth, and we want to share it with the world, however, if you do not understand His Word, then how can you teach others about it?

To give you an example, have you ever seen someone who publicly chastises someone for doing something wrong? I cannot tell you how many times I have seen this done, or heard gossip in a CHURCH! These are not the behaviors that God wants us to have... God wants us to be gentle, and patient, and loving... not angry and quick tempered (Proverbs 14:29). And if we fail to show those qualities, then why should anyone even consider listening to us (especially when that's what we're telling them God wants them to be like).

As Christians, we are expected to give freely, without expecting anything in return. We should not do anything to obtain favor, or status, or even a reward. But rather we should do things humbly, because they are the right things to do. God wants you to serve him, and only him. Not for the recognition and acceptance of man.

Another part of God's purpose for you is to lead others to him. By sharing the gift of Salvation, you are offering someone Gods love! You are giving that person a chance at eternal life. God wants you to not only to share the Gospel with others, but then to follow up and help them grow spiritually. This is not something that you have to be a Pastor, or a Deacon, or even a Sunday School Teacher. This is something that God wants ALL Christians to do, but you can only help others after taking care of yourself spiritually.

This verse really goes along with the old saying, "Whatever you put into it, is what you are going to get out of it." Use the above things that God wants you to do, and do them whole heartedly. As you do so you will continue to grow, and God will be able to use you even more and more. And by doing these "little things" that you know God wants you to do, you will make a Big Difference (if you don't believe me, ask someone you have lead to salvation if it was a big deal).

Before you were born, God had a purpose for you. And as you continue to become more spiritually mature, and as you reach your full potential, God will put his full purpose for you in action. Using you in ways you have never imagined, and using you to show the world his light.