Make Your Bed!

5 May

So many times we Christians want God to bless us with big things. We want God to give us a ministry. To use us in the mission fields or make us a leader of some group. Yet many of us neglect the everyday stuff that we should be taking care of. If God can’t trust us with the small things, then He isn’t going to bless us with a big assignment. One Christian lady shared her story about suffering from agoraphobia, which is a fear of open spaces. She spent a lot of time in her home. Yet she was a christian who prayed. She was asking God for some big things until she heard Him say: “make your bed!” God was trying to show her that she needed to deal with the everyday responsibilities. Often we Christians get frustrated wanting to know what the will of God is for our lives. We beg God to show us. The Bible tells us that God’s will for every one of us is to be faithful in doing those things which we already know we should be doing. We should be tithing, putting God first, loving our neighbors as ourselves, meeting the needs of the less fortunate, etc. If God can’t trust us in those areas then He certainly cannot trust us with a ministry.


Luke 16:10 tells us: “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much. If we neglect cleaning our house or caring for our family, then what right do we have expecting God to give us assignments or to enlarge our territory?


Matthew 25 tells of a master who entrusts three of his servants with his property before he leaves on a long journey. The first two traded what they were given and got  more back for their master. The third servant was lazy and fearful. He did nothing but bury his master’s money in a hole in the ground. When the master returned he said to the first two servants: “Well done, you upright and faithful servant! You have been faithful and trustworthy over a little; I will put you in charge of much.” But to the third who did nothing, the master calls him a wicked and lazy servant!


Has God been dealing with you about this? Have your prayers to be used as God’s vessel gone unanswered? Start being obedient to God by faithfully doing the things you know you should be doing. In due time God will say to you: “Well done faithful servant, I have an assignment for you!” Instead of praying for God to reveal His will for your life, be obedient and God will  make it known to you.


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