by Randy Chambers, 2015-04-01
Matthew 6:24, NIV: No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.
In one hand, hold the things of this life--in the other, the things of God. Examine them closely. How do you bring the two together in a way that honors God? In regard to some of the things of this life, you may say to yourself, “I need to do…” this or that. But then look at the other hand (the things of God). How does what you feel you need to do, blend with what God has at hand for you? If it is of God, it will blend well. Your talents, abilities, things you need to do, and ambitions can all blend nicely and be offered up to God as a service to Him. God’s Word tells us to do all things as unto Him. What hinders us from doing this? Divided loyalties? Limited time? Selfishness or laziness? Good intentions, but not what God intends? Each person’s list may differ. But we can be sure that God has given us all we need to accomplish His will in our lives. We do not have to juggle what’s in our hands. We simply must let go of the excess that we are not meant to hang on to.