This letter is from Paul, a slave of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ. I have been sent to proclaim faith to those God has chosen and to teach them to know the truth that shows them how to live godly lives. (New Living)
Are you waiting to understand what the will of God is for your life before you serve?
Has there been a day when you said, “I want to know what the will of God is for my life? Or I just want to do the will of God for my life” Have you gone to spiritual leaders and friends and expressed your plight? I would like to provide you something to think about. Are you able to say?:
2 Timothy 4:2 “I am a slave and ambassador of the Lord God Almighty. I spend my life as His agent promoting the faith. I do so with a sense of urgency. I proclaim an accurate word about my Father, who is in heaven. Whether the opportunity seems to be favorable or unfavorable. Whether it is convenient or inconvenient. Whether it is welcome or unwelcome. I show people their need for Jesus and convince them, rebuking, correcting, warning, urging and encouraging them, to respond rightly to the words I speak. I am steadfast, untiring and patient as I teach.” (Amplified Bible, Classic Edition paraphrased)
This is Paul’s charge to Timothy. However, he is not the only one who should say these words. Every believer should.
Matthew 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: (KJV)
The wonderful thing is, Paul did it his way, Timothy did it his way and you can do it your way. You are to live your life and accomplish these simple tasks within the confines of who you are: your personality, skills, passions, etc. As you take these steps, God will unfold for you His purpose and plan for your life that is uniquely yours.
Please agree with me as I pray:
Father, I know I have asked You what Your will for my life is on so many occasions. I have said this to those who were in a spiritual position I trusted. I have said it to myself. I have asked my family to be in prayer for the answer. But Father, as I read this passage today, I was reminded of the day when I began to understand. All I needed to do was put one foot in front of the other as You ordered my steps. I just had to do the basic things described in the scripture. I have made it my mission to persuade others through my life and in my conversation. You are the One True God. You are the God that loves, heals and delivers. I proclaim Your word. It doesn’t have to be in a pulpit, and it does not have to be forceful nor inappropriate. I just had to shift my everyday conversation. You began to manifest Yourself in my life in a greater way and You continue to do so. You began to reveal to me who I am in You and who You created me to be. I thank You. I also thank You for uniquely designing me with my own personality, my own idiosyncrasies and with those things that make me who I am. I thank You for the people You ordained for me to speak to and witness to. I thank You for every opportunity and I pray I will not let any of them pass me by while I am waiting on some spectacular task…