How amazing that as we faithfully pursue our daily responsibilities God leads us into our destinies.
We look for the fairy tale, for the happily ever after, but life is in the doing, the meeting of daily challenges, the grub and the grime of everyday obedience to God’s way. The eternal ramifications of this faithfulness are usually noticed only as people look back in history.
Think about Abraham, a shepherd living in the city of Ur. He could have said ‘no’ when God called him to go to a new land, but he didn’t. He obeyed. From his obedience the nation of Israel was born.
Joseph chose integrity and purity when sought after by Potiphar’s wife. God later used him to preserve the Israelites through the famine.
Zaccheus chose to come down from the tree, and Jesus ate with him. His life, and the lives of those around him were changed.
Peter faced the humiliation of his denial and was used by God in the birth of the church.
Mary gave her priceless ointment to anoint the feet of Jesus. Mary, the mother of Jesus, kept a home for the King of Kings. David faithfully watched his father’s sheep until the time that Samuel sought him out to name him King of Israel. Each one offered a daily sacrifice of service.
God calls and uses people everyday – simple people being obedient to simple opportunities. A hurting friend, a lonely child, an ill neighbor, a discouraged co-worker, a tired waitress, a lost acquaintance.
Destiny does not lie in the once in a lifetime lottery win. It dwells in the ordinary acts of obedience to tasks that God gives us each day. It is the halo that shines over acts of service done in the name of Christ.
We don’t have to do everything. We just have to do the next thing. God provides courage and strength for that.
Today is a day of destiny.
If ye love Me, keep My commandments.John 14;15
And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto Me.Matthew 25:40