Updated: Jun 3
“And people should eat and drink and enjoy the fruits of their labor, for these are gifts from God.” (Ecclesiastes 3:13 NLT)
I must remember to enjoy the fruits of my labor. The fruit is a gift from God that He wants me to enjoy. Everything produces something so I must be sure I’m producing what is good.
“Another way you can know that a vision is real is when it is the only thing that gives you true satisfaction.” (Dr. Myles Munroe)
This is so true. I love what I do in ministry. It brings me great joy and satisfaction. While I don’t get paid doing ministry personally and in a church setting, I’m grateful to do it.
Sometimes I have been misused because of my love for Your Word and my administrative and organizational skills. Once I recognize this I step back. My focus is on doing the God thing, not the good thing which can be a distraction from the God assignment. Just because I can doesn’t mean I should or it’s my assignment. Recognizing this is key.
“No matter what you are busy doing, no matter what you are accomplishing, if it’s not what God wants you to do, you won’t be completely successful in it. Why? Because true success is not in that you accomplish; it is in doing what God told you to do.” (Dr. Myles Munroe)
I don’t want too just be busy. I want to be effective for You Abba Father. Not my will, but Your will be done in every area of my life. I want to be about my Father’s business, not mine or others, just Yours. Your business is my priority. Lord, keep me on track with Your plan for my life.
“Going against your purpose may be a personal issue, but it’s never a private one. You can mess up others’ lives if you aren’t supposed to be where you are, or if you are supposed to be somewhere that you refuse to go.” (Dr. Myles Munroe)
I must always remember lives hang in the balance. It’s not just about me. You always look globally Father. You see the big picture. I don’t want to mess up anyone’s life by being out of place. Lord, show me my place. I don’t want to stay too long or leave too soon. Let me be in sync with You.
“His (Jonah’s) purpose had already been completed in eternity, and now God was sending him to fulfill it. If you get on any other ‘ship’ besides the one you were meant to go on, you are going to cause others to have problems.” (Dr. Myles Munroe)
My purpose was completed in eternity from God’s perspective. Now God wants me to fulfill it.
Lord, please show me if I’m on the wrong “ship.” I want to be where You want me to be, doing what You called me to do. I am open to Your course corrections. Show me the way, Your way. I surrender to Your direction.
“I urge you not to board the wrong ship but to remain on course in God’s purpose.” (Dr. Myles Munroe)
Lord, I don’t want to be in the wrong place doing the wrong thing, even if it’s a good thing. I want to walk in Your purpose for my life. I’ve made questionable decisions thinking it was my path. Now I question my choices because the results have been painful. Ministry shouldn’t be painful. Show me Your path. Let the lessons I’ve experienced make me a better servant for You.
Be Encouraged! ❤