A Card Carrier’s Ministry
Gifted for Ministry – Part 4
Scripture Reading: Romans 12:3-8
Key Verse: Romans 12:6a
In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well.
We’ve been looking this week at the ministry that God calls all His children to once they have accepted Jesus into their hearts. No one is left out; all have a purpose in His Kingdom. Your life matters to God. God not only wants you to spend eternity with Him, He wants you to help others spend eternity with you and Him. Your life has a wonderful purpose to it; you are not an accident or mistake. Who you are, how you think, and what you do well is all part of God’s design; we all should celebrate that in ourselves.
You can be truly successful today, not because you are so smart or talented, but because God deems you to be. The secret to being successful, if you are a believer, is to commit your daily work to the Lord. Every morning, before going to work, I quote Proverbs 16:3: “Commit your work to the Lord, then it will succeed.” I believe the Lord gave me that verse several years ago. I believe He was telling me that He will, by His power, make me successful. The two conditions to that success are: First, will I truly commit my work to Him? That word “commit” really means “to give in trust.” In other words, I must trust that God is able to make my work successful as I “work as unto the Lord” (Colossians 3:23). The second condition is to let the Lord define the word “success.” The world may never recognize our work as successful, but if the One who really matters above all calls it a success—it is!!
Father, I commit my work to you today. I will work diligently, as if I’m working for you. I will trust you to make it a success! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.