GO THE EXTRA MILE
Saturday, 18 April 2015
“I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.” John 9:4 (KJV)
As believers, we can truly make all the difference in our world for the kingdom if we dare go the extra mile. We can truly impact our world if we dare. When Jesus walked the face of the earth, His mandate was to do the Fathers’ will? Little wonder He was able to say “It is finished” while He hung on the cross. Today, that same urgency to do the will of the Father has been handed over to us and we cannot afford to fail.
Do you realize that God’s intention is that you serve wherever He has located you? When you come to church, it is to get refueled and recharged so that you can go back and impart your world for the kingdom. In other words, put to practice from Monday to Saturday what you learnt on Sunday. You know that the word of God is practical and achievable. It is not a theory or myth. God wants you to work the way He would have worked if He were in your shoes. For instance if you are a doctor, God expects you to give correct diagnosis and prescribe the right drugs for your patients. If you are a mechanic, He expects you to rightly identify the fault with your clients’ car and fix it with genuine spare parts. When you do that, you make it very easy for the gospel to penetrate your work environment because you are the ‘Jesus’ the people know and you are the ‘bible’ they read.
In addition, God has given to every person, gifts, talents and abilities so that we all can contribute our own quota to the kingdom. What that simply means is that you are wired for something. There is a place for you to function in the kingdom. The responsibility is on you to find your place and fulfill destiny.
Further reading: Matthew 25:14-30 Daily Bible reading: Morning-2 Samuel 3-5, Evening-Luke 14:25-35