We can never stop celebrating the amazing resurrection of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ which made us highly privileged sons,daughters and heirs of the Almighty God! Understand that there's no greater honour and privilege than to be distinguished and chosen by God out of the sea of humanity, and then mandated to function in a certain capacity, just for His glory.
Now, the danger here is we often think God chose us because of some very unique, special, and uncommon gift or merit we possess above everyone else in the whole world! I'm talking about our present or future roles as ministers, spouses, leaders, benefactors etc.
Soon, we initiate an insidious, subtle, and highly dangerous romantic affair with the false idea that nobody in the whole wide world can perform this task, look so adorable and wonderful, or tolerate such injustice, hardship, or persecution, like us!
Never, ever consider yourself indispensable! Don’t ever buy that terrible lie from the Devil! Only God is indispensable. Remember this; He always has a competent substitute to take our place! God is too sharp, smart, and alert to completely trust our frail, fragile, and fickle disposition with His precise, perfect, and highly urgent eternal program!
Our substitutes for any divine role, assignment, or purpose are currently alive, well, and waiting! For humans, substitutes are usually alternatives and inferior, but not with God! His chosen substitutes are always superior to His rejected heroes!
The divine instruction or persuasion we obey and respond to promptly promotes us. But the one disobeyed or disregarded demotes us. In other words any subsequent instruction from God is never meant to commend and elevate us but to correct us out of our demoted and disobedient state!
This was the core reason the Jews wandered for 40 years and died in the wilderness instead of getting into the Promised Land in about 40 days!
You’re very important to God and His earthly program, but if we ever allow that get into our heads resulting in pride, haughtiness, and arrogance, then you can be sure that we’re compelling the Lord to resort to using someone or even something else in our place – God forbid!
If you keep quiet at a time like this, deliverance and relief for the Jews will arise from some other place, but you and your relatives will die. Who knows if perhaps you were made queen for just such a time as this?”
1Samuel 13:13, 14.
“How foolish!” Samuel exclaimed. “You have not kept the command the Lord your God gave you. Had you kept it, the Lord would have established your kingdom over Israel forever. But now your kingdom must end, for the Lord has sought out a man after his own heart. The Lord has already appointed him to be the leader of his people, because you have not kept the Lord’s command.”
Therefore, don't delay, disobey, or disappoint the King of kings and Lord of lords. If you missed it anywhere, confess that fault promptly to Him and be restored. Let's humble ourselves and please Him first by our absolute focus, faith, obedience, and enthusiasm. Give Him wholehearted thanks and praise regularly for the opportunity to serve God and humanity. Play your role promptly and effectively, Jesus Christ is coming back soon!
Esther 1; 10-22; Acts 13:21-22; Matt.24:43, 44.
Have a glorious day in God’s awesome presence.
Apostle Steve Adonai.
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