Wednesday, April 16, 2014

1 Corinthians 7:17

1 Corinthians 7:17 – Nevertheless, each one should retain the place in life that the Lord assigned to him and to which God has called him. This is the rule I lay down for the churches.

God has called each one of us to live for Him. He has a specific assignment for all of us. Sometimes I think we spend too much time waiting to hear from God and not enough time acting on what He has already told us. Don’t get me wrong, we all need to hear from God and should be setting aside time to listen to Him, but don’t sit doing nothing while you wait.
We want to see God’s plan for our life, so we sit back and do nothing because He has not revealed it to us yet.  Or rather we have only seen part of it, and instead of acting on what we know, we do nothing. Most of the time God will let His plan unfold before you while you are already serving Him.
Having trouble figuring out where to start? Paul spends most of this chapter talking about doing the same thing you were doing before you were saved. Obviously he doesn’t mean to keep sinning, but to keep using the talents and abilities that you used before salvation. You see, God has placed certain things inside of you before you were born.  Now you just have to reapply those talents to bring glory to God.
I think this is why Paul says here that “each one should retain the place in life that that the Lord assigned to him.” There are things that you are good at and enjoy doing. Just because you are saved doesn’t mean that you give them up, it means you now use them for the Lord. Find a place where you can put them to use for God.
Too many of us have wasted time doing nothing while we try to figure out God’s plan for our lives. It is time to just start serving. Take what you like to do and do it for God. As you do you will see God directing your path. If you are in motion it is easier for God to guide you.

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