posted 27 Nov 2014, 08:36 by C S Paul
We find our significance in service
“Each of us finds our meaning and function as a part of his body.”
(Romans 12:5 MSG)
You are going to give your life for something.
What will it be — a career, a sport, a hobby, fame, wealth?
None of these will have lasting significance.
Service is the pathway to real significance.
God wants to use you to make a difference in his world.
What matters is not the duration of your life but the donation of it, not how long you lived but how you lived.
What's your Excuse?
If you’re not involved in any service or ministry, what excuse have you been using?
Abraham was old.
Jacob was insecure.
Leah was unattractive.
Joseph was abused.
Gideon was poor.
Samson was codependent.
Rahab was immoral.
David had an affair and all kinds of family problems.
Elijah was suicidal.
Jeremiah was depressed.
Jonah was reluctant.
Naomi was a widow.
John the Baptist was eccentric, to say the least.
Peter was impulsive and hot-tempered.
Martha worried a lot.
The Samaritan woman had several failed marriages.
Zacchaeus was unpopular.
Thomas had doubts.
Paul had poor health.
Timothy was timid.
That is quite a variety of misfits, but God used each of them in his service.
God will use you, too, if you stop making excuses.