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There isn’t really any money in what I do “for a living”, but I wake up looking forward to teaching the Word of God to disciples in our Oikos School of Ministry. I love preparing and planning my outlines or point-form notes of things I’m going to teach. The revelation discovery that comes both in the prep time and in the teaching itself when students show me something I never noticed and BAM — it’s totally a God thing I have to write down for later use. This kind of thing just gets my juices flowing.
Whether sharing it to people in a room, into a microphone for a podcast, or writing it out in a Kindle book or blog post, I just love finding things out from God and sharing it with others. Whether it impacts 5 people or 5000, it’s the same (but obviously the more the merrier, eh?)
What about you?
Are you fulfilling your call?
If not, what’s stopping you?
One day we’re all going to give an account before The Lord for how we’ve spent the short time we were given on this earth. There’s one of two places spend eternity. I think most of you already know that. But to the Christian, let me ask you: have you done everything you were supposed to do with the time you were given at your window in human history to invite as many people as possible to the wedding supper of the Lamb?
I’ve heard hellfire and brimstone preaching about making sure to be ready for it so that we’re not unable to show God what we did with the talents he’s given us and not get cast out of his presence. I don’t think it will be like that. I think when we stand before Him, the weeping will come from a sense of dismay at fully realizing how much more we could have done and that whatever it is we did with our lives burned away as dross when put through the purifying fire. I don’t want that to be said of me!
I believe some of you reading this are slaving away at jobs merely existing from pay check to pay check not because the economy is forcing your life to be that way, but because you fear God won’t actually provide or make things work out if you step out and do the real thing He may have told you to do.
Don’t miss out on what you were destined to do for the short years you were placed on this earth simply because you thought you needed to rely on your own wisdom and strength to pay the bills or accomplish whatever you use as the excuse you’re not doing what He’s designed you to do.
Note: the podcast media player at the top of this post is for an episode of the Fire On Your Head Podcast called “Does God Have a Plan B For Your Life” with my pastor from Canada named Stephen Best, which you might find enjoyable to listen to.