We’re completing our last week of One in a Million: Journey to Your Promised Land. In today’s lesson, we learn what is required to be a willing servant of God. We are all gifted unique identities and now we discover what elements are necessary to use those gifts to serve Him. Our lesson begins with a historical look at Moses, Aaron and Joshua and how each filled a servant role in leading God’s people to the Promised Land. When called to serve, each had a unique response to their calling.
Are you willing to take your post, and heed God’s calling to serve for the church? Who or what gets in the way of your calling. We can see how strongholds will close our minds to His calling, leading us in the wrong direction and away from promised land living. If you haven’t done so already, you may want to read a Bible study or book on strongholds. I’d recommend Breaking Free by Beth Moore or Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer or Who Switched Off My Brain by Dr. Carolyn Leaf. As long as you permit strongholds to center themselves in your mind, your willingness to serve and heed God’s calling is quite limited.
Beloved Father, we thank you for calling us to serve in Your name and gifting each of us with a unique talent. We pray for strongholds to be removed from our minds, so we willing embrace that which you call us to do. Give us the strength and courage to preserve under the stress of doubt and fear, and embrace us with tender love that never fails. You created us and from the beginning you equipped us to become servants. We pray for the courage to accept our post. Thank you for all you are and for all you’ve gifted us in Jesus name, amen.
Priscilla Shirer Quotes
- Often we become so consumed with envy over what God asks someone else to do that we fail to get around to what God asks of us.
- When a believer exercises her gift, she builds and encourages the entire body.
- Contentment with our circumstances comes as we rest in and utilize the gifts God provides.
- Whatever our specific calling in this specific moment, we must grow satisfied and confident in our God-given ability to handle it.
Today’s Scripture Verses (NASB)
Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their forefathers to give them. Joshua 1:6 NIV
Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. Joshua 1:7 NIV
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9 NIV
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, And before you were born I consecrated you;I have appointed you a prophet to the nations. Jeremiah 1:5
Is there a task you are being called to serve, and you now realize that you are getting in the way of your own calling? Please discuss.