Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Assigned Tasks

We often forget to take God’s word literally. We are perfectly willing to believe that he has saved us and we are his children as along as we keep it in the realm of the abstract. We have a more difficult time accepting the fact that he has prepared specific tasks for us to accomplish.

We tell ourselves we are not important enough to make a difference. We don’t have what it takes to do anything of any significance. Our sphere of influence is much too small to be noticed by humans no less by God. Jesus would most likely say to us as he did to his disciples, “Oh ye of little faith” (Mathew 6:30; 8:26; 14:31; 16:8).

If the scripture says he has made plans for us, why do we doubt it (Ephesians 2:10; Philippians 2:13)? If he says he will make things to work together to make things beautiful, why do we not take him seriously (Ecclesiastes 3:11; Romans 8:28; Ephesians 1:11)? What do we think it means when he says our days were ordained before there was one of them (Psalm 139:16)?

Is it reasonable to think we are the only exception in all of those who belong to him? Are there any exceptions? If you think there are can you prove by scripture that exceptions exist?

Remember if God called you to a task, he will accomplish it through you (1 Thessalonians 2:24).