God has created each one of us for His glory. That we, according to our different given abilities, should be vessels unto honour in His kingdom (2 timothy 2:20). Honesty is derived from the word “Honour” which as a verb means; to fulfil an obligation, to keep an agreement, or to regard with great respect. When we live in and speak the truth, which is the gospel of Christ of which we have been called into the covenant of stewardship, being witnesses unto our Lord in uprightness of heart, we demonstrate our faithfulness to God. This requires making ourselves available, so that God can mould, shape and reshape us in the ways that pleases Him.
It is written in Jeremiah 18:4 “but the pot He was shaping from the clay was marred in His hands, so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to Him”. Perhaps you feel broken, marred and inadequate for the service of God. There is good news for you; You don’t have to be perfect on your own, God loves you just the way you are, and He is able to take all your brokenness and mould into something very beautiful, halleluiah!! Each time we are been remoulded by God, He takes away the residues of our old self and every other thing that doesn’t fit with his divine purpose for our lives. We become more and more like Christ, even as the Spirit of Christ overshadows us and we put on Jesus like a garment, so that he is expressed in and through us. And the father is pleased when He looks upon us, because he isn’t just seeing us alone, but Christ as well; Colossians 3:3 “for you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God”.
Do you remember the parable of the 3 servants in Mathew 25:14-30, whom their master delivered his goods to? Two of them were considered faithful because they diligently served their master with what was entrusted into their care, and they were rewarded by receiving a double portion of increase. But the third wasn’t willing to work with what he had been given, because he thought it was too little, and he was afraid. In the end, even the little he had was taken away from him. It has nothing to do with the capacity of abilities but in the willingness to use what we’ve been given. As Christians, we are to be faithful in our services to God, according to the measure of our given abilities. Comparing ourselves to someone else, will only bring about, bitterness, ingratitude and negligence to the things of God. The Lord wants us to serve Him, not with what He hasn’t given us, but with exactly what we have. A man of God once said; “The joy of being in the service of Christ is realizing that one is only a part of a whole, the Lord might not have given me everything but others have received what I lack- Hans Erik Nissen” 1 Corinth 12:13-30” for as the body is one and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many are one body; so also, is Christ…….”
Sometimes we don’t have it all figured out. We still find it difficult to know the path of our calling and how to serve the Lord. Here are some encouraging tips:
- Know that you are not alone, far from everyone has it all figured out.
- Pray to the Lord about it, and have patience for his guidance
- Have faith that the Lord has heard you, and will answer
- Talk about it with a trusted friend and take heed to their council.
- Start from where you are, and let the lord lead you to the next step.
Dear Lord, I pray for everyone reading this, that You touch us and meet us where we are. Give us the discipline to be patient and never to lose faith in You, show us the way to go and be the light unto our paths, Amen!