I’m studying through the Old Testament Prophets right now.
This morning I read an interesting statement from authors, Wayne Barber and Eddie Rasnake. They state that: “True ministry is initiated by God, which means that it is received, not achieved.” This is a powerful statement for me to reflect on. Am I trying to “achieve” for God or am I simply living out the call upon my life that I have “received” from God.
Achievement means that I carry the burden. Living out a call that is received places the burden upon God.
Achievement means that I work in my own strength. Living out a call that is received means that my work is empowered by God.
Achievement means that I receive the glory. Living out a call that is received means that all glory goes to God.
The Apostle Paul wrote in Acts 20:24, But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus–the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God!
We have a phrase that we frequently say around RiverTree, Your life is your mission. Is your life one that is filled with “achievements” for God, or is it a life that is reflective of a peace that comes from knowing you are simply walking hand in hand with God as you live out His purpose?