Friday, December 3 NL | BR

Yet not as I will, but as You will. – Matthew 26:39

God is putting together an army and He is calling people to be used for a special task. The question now is what does God look for when He appoints full-time workers in His Kingdom?

Let me start by saying that you can never achieve anything for God if you do not believe that the gospel is the solution to all needs in the world. You can never do anything for His Kingdom if you do not believe that man is dead because of sin and guilt. You cannot achieve anything if you do not believe that the solution to the sin problem is Jesus’ work on the cross.

When God calls you to work in His vineyard, for example to be a missionary, your life will have to be surrendered to that one purpose. Paul had one goal in his life and that was to follow his calling to preach the gospel. Whether beaten or stoned, suffering from hunger or shipwreck, he remained faithful to his calling and held on to it throughout his life.

If you want to be successful, everything will have to give way, everything must be set aside to fulfill your calling. Working in His Kingdom or becoming a missionary will cost you everything: all our energy, our attention and time.

In our walk with the Lord there are things that can become an obstacle for us. Jesus asked several times: ‘Follow Me’ but there was almost always an excuse. When the rich young man asked Him what he should do to get eternal life, the Lord Jesus said: ‘Sell all you have.’ The young man left sadly. If you want to be successful, you have to get rid of all the things that are an obstacle in your life. ‘Yet not as I will, but as You will.’

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