Serving God by His Will
“For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption:”
Acts 13:36
The candid truth is that not all services are done according to the will of God. Like David, we are called to serve our generation according to the will or purpose of God. Serving God according to His purpose will procure a sense of fulfilment. In our service, we must be driven by higher purpose, not low or mundane purpose! Some people are driven by money or possessions! While others are simply driven by divine agenda or mission. Don’t serve with the motive of amassing and amassing all the wealth in the world. As believers, we must live with a sense of divine purpose. To me, there is nothing that gives me joy or a sense fulfilment like knowing that I’m at the centre of His will and purpose for my life.
Like Jesus, you should be able to say: “I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.”
John 17:4
Let’s consider 3 factors that will enhance your service delivery in your generation:
1. Great Discovery
Discover the work which God has given you in the first place. Try by all means to find out from God what you are designed or created for. You are not good at everything but good at something. It’s your onus to discover it and give your best to it. The Bible says, “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”
Ephesians 2:10
You are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works! Not bad works! Good works are things done in love for the benefit of other people. Your motive must be right. You were put on this earth to make a contribution, not just to take up space or to be an avid consumer. You were put on this earth to leave it a better place, to make some kind of contribution with your life. God planned you before you were born. You were made for a purpose.
2. Great Commission
Discover the most important work!
“And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.”
Mark 16:15-16
Salvation of humanity is the will of God. We are commissioned to evangelize the world. Except you are relevant to the salvation of humanity via soul winning exercise your service is useless!
3. Great Reward
There is a great reward awaiting us if we serve God in our generation!
We are not called to serve or labour for God in vain! No! “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.”
1 Corinthians 15:58
God is not wicked or unrighteous to forget our work and labour of love, which we have done and still doing to His glory!
I decree and declare that you will be empowered by God to serve your generation acceptably in Jesus mighty name!
Yours sincerely,
Joe Jesimiel Ogbe