Have the recent tragedies of life caused you to forget your purpose? Have you found yourself questioning God rather than asking God to help you assist Him with the “preparations?”
What preparations, you may ask?
Preparing to see our Savior in peace. Whether you recognize it or no, with each passing day, we draw nearer to eternity with God our Father, and our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Our work should make for a smooth transition for Jesus to do His work in the lives of non believers. If we become entangled with worldly affairs, fulfilling our fleshly desires, drinking sociably, blending in- instead of standing out, dimming our light versus allowing it to shine- who then is preparing the way? Listen. I do not know how to say this any more clearer. It is IMPOSSIBLE to do you, drink, fornicate, lie, gossip, steal and think you are representing the Lord. Your loyalty is divided. God doesn’t take a backseat to anyone. There is NOBODY greater than God! He refuses to be an alternative. HE IS!! Let me stop. I’ll keep going. It bothers me to the core, to think that people feel justified by their actions and then think God will use them? Sin is God’s enemy. He hates sin. If we make ourselves a friend of the world, we become an enemy of Christ. We lose protection. We lose peace. We fell faint. We want to give up. We feel as if there is no hope. Yeah- you should, because you have disconnected from the True Vine.
“The voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the LORD; Make His paths straight.’ ” Mark 1:3 NKJV
Honey, John the Baptist is long gone. He prepared the people for the revelation of Jesus. But preparations are still needed because Jesus is preparing to reveal Himself again.
We, as believers, are now (supposed to be) preparing the way for the introduction of Jesus. We are the publicists. We tell folks about the upcoming event. We share with others our experiences. We pass out the invitations with excitement and expectancy.
Don’t lose your voice.
The world needs you and it needs you now! Your purpose is not just for you- it’s to save a young lady over in India, who believes that Jesus is the Son of God, but her family denounces Him. She sees your inspirational stats and it gives her hope.
Don’t lose your voice: someone over in the Caribbeans is losing their faith because they’ve loss everything in the recent storms and cannot fathom how and why God would allow so much disaster.
Don’t lose your voice: there is someone in your own family, who cannot see past who you used to be. That’s okay; your tasks is not to show them how much you’ve changed. You’re tasked with showing them who Jesus is.
Don’t lose your voice. Have you ever had s sore throats, which led to you losing your voice? You begin seeking all types of remedies, teas, and throat lozenges. But the solution maybe as simple as resting your voice. Shhhh be quiet.
Stop seeking your own way, when Jesus said that He is the ONLY way. He said for us to come to Him and He will give us rest.
Rest from the sin lodged in your throat when you gossip about another.
Rest from seeking fulfillment when it is in and through Him.
Don’t lose your voice.