This morning is my 1 day a week I stay at home alone. It's a day that I look forward to because it is the time when I turn off the outside world (mobile phone, PC, books, etc...) & my Daddy (God) spend together for hours.
Today I opened my devotional looked at the verse it gave & read the verse in context (1 Thessalonians 3:1-10 NCV). As I read the verses Daddy (God) began to speak to me. The great thing is that I felt as if I was sitting on His lap, like my kids used to do when they were little when I would talk to them, teach them or tell them a story. He explained many things to me (why we are here, some very personal things that I have been asking Him, etc...) Then I moved on to reading my devotional for today. I read it very slowly so that I could take in every word. As I was reading Daddy was speaking/reminding me the purpose He has so strongly placed/given me.
I finished reading & started thinking deeply of what I read & what Daddy (God) said to me. Tears started falling, tears of sadness, tears of apprehension, tears of reality of the life Daddy (God) has given me (all Christians infact.) There are days when I so wish I could just leave the purpose (life He gave me) & totally do, go, have, etc... what I want. But, the purpose I have is far too strong & when I look back the joy (to show Jesus to others) surpasses it all. I had an image that Daddy (God) & I together were standing in front of a doorway. I could not see what was beyond it but, He said "Trust Me."
November 10 2015
…fellow labourer in the gospel of Christ… —1 Thessalonians 3:2
After sanctification, it is difficult to state what your purpose in life is, because God has moved you into His purpose through the Holy Spirit. He is using you now for His purposes throughout the world as He used His Son for the purpose of our salvation. If you seek great things for yourself, thinking, “God has called me for this and for that,” you barricade God from using you. As long as you maintain your own personal interests and ambitions, you cannot be completely aligned or identified with God’s interests. This can only be accomplished by giving up all of your personal plans once and for all, and by allowing God to take you directly into His purpose for the world. Your understanding of your ways must also be surrendered, because they are now the ways of the Lord.
I must learn that the purpose of my life belongs to God, not me. God is using me from His great personal perspective, and all He asks of me is that I trust Him. I should never say, “Lord, this causes me such heartache.” To talk that way makes me a stumbling block. When I stop telling God what I want, He can freely work His will in me without any hindrance. He can crush me, exalt me, or do anything else He chooses. He simply asks me to have absolute faith in Him and His goodness. Self-pity is of the devil, and if I wallow in it I cannot be used by God for His purpose in the world. Doing this creates for me my own cozy “world within the world,” and God will not be allowed to move me from it because of my fear of being “frost-bitten.”