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What does God want me to do?

August 12, 2017

Do you ever stop to wonder if you’re doing what God wants you to do?

Not just in the big picture, big decision, life-changing events. But every day. Every moment.

Are you doing what God wants you to do this very moment? How has the rest of the day looked? What are you planning for the rest of the day?

Often we think it’s just the big issues that interest God. But it seems that the Bible teaches that He is more interested in the little issues. The words we say. The thoughts that we have. The places we go. The things we do. The attitudes we have. The nickles and dimes, not just the $100,000.

And I don’t think it’s because God is nitpicking, looking for one little slip up. It’s in the sum of the many small things that our character is revealed. The habits reveal who you are in how you spend your hours, not just your career. The actions throughout the day illustrate who you really are. What you do at home behind closed doors tells more about you than what you do on the big stage at work.

Think of some of the commands in just one paragraph in Ephesians:

  • Speak the truth with your neighbor (Ephesians 4:25)
  • Resolve your anger (Ephesians 4:26)
  • The thief should no longer steal, but work with his hands (Ephesians 4:28)
  • Build up others with your speech, don’t tear them down (Ephesians 4:29)
  • Don’t be bitter, angry, malicious, or slanderous (Ephesians 4:30)
  • Be kind, tenderhearted, and forgiving (Ephesians 4:31)

There are six things right there that are every day challenges. God wants you to do those things. All day. Every day. For the rest of your life.

Knowing what God wants us to do is not hard. It’s in the Bible.

Doing it is the challenge.

 

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