Go! It's the motion of the Christian life. Our life in Christ always moves in a forward direction. There's no place in scripture that tells disciples to retreat or acquiesce to defeat. We are to see, stand and go – towards the needs and battles of the lost, least and lonely. “Go” was Jesus’ parting command – to “Go” and make disciples using His words, works and ways to bring the kingdom into the lives of others. In this week’s devos we are thinking about what it means to be His missionaries. “Go” is the church’s rallying cry. We are called to cross continents and to cross our street to carry the gospel to others. Thank you for reading, sharing and reposting our daily devos.
Sometimes You just Need to Take a Step
“Then Nathan said to the king, ‘Go, do all that is in your heart, for the Lord is with you.’ “ 2 Samuel 7:3
David wanted to build a dwelling place for God, so Nathan gives David the go ahead. Though David would not be the one to build the temple, it was his decision to act that set the process in motion.
Is there something you desire to do, but you have been waiting? Has God placed something on your heart, but you’ve been hesitant to take a step? Is there a ministry or an outreach to which you feel drawn? You know in your heart you want to be involved, but there’s a hesitancy. You are struggling to take that first step. What’s holding you back? Are you waiting for the perfect time?
God’s timing is very important, and I certainly don’t think we should rush into anything without praying about it and getting good, godly counsel. However, some people spend their lives stuck in a “waiting mode.” They’re waiting when they could be taking a step of faith. The truth is there will never be a perfect time. Following God’s call is always, in some way, inconvenient.
There is nothing more stressful than going through the motions each day only to get to the end of the day, or week, or month, or year, and feel you are no closer to reaching your dream or goal. God doesn’t want you to live in frustration. He wants you to seek His will, then take that first step. If you miss God, or take a step in the wrong direction, God will get you back on course.
It is your heart attitude that matters. God is pleased when He sees that you are stepping out in faith, trying to please Him and accomplish His will for your life. So, do not be afraid today, take a step, and watch God begin to work in your life, and, in turn, change the life of so many other people.
God will put the desire in your heart to love and minister to others, and He will help you accomplish it. Your job is to use your faith to take a step toward reaching that goal.