Rethinking Your Ministry
by Randy Chambers, 2014-10-27
Proverbs 3:5-6, KJV: Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean
not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall
direct thy paths.
Being human, there is an ever-pressing temptation to follow my
understanding rather than Godís leadership. With what God has given me I may
desire to use it all for His glory. But how many times do I see what God has
provided only to take control of it and decide to do with it what I deem best?
If I sing, I might aspire to get a recording contract. If I write, I may decide
I need to be published. If I preach, I may decide I need to be on the radio. So
often we limit what God may choose to do with our abilities by what we see
mankind doing with such abilities. Along our trek upon the beaten path, we often
get our eyes so set upon the multitudes we desire to reach that we overlook the
one who God desires to use us to reach specifically. As we seek to be used by
God, it is important we keep in mind that Godís ways do not always fit the norm.
You might call it thinking outside the boxóbut with God, itís simply called
seeking His will, and leaning not to your own understanding.