Neglecting God’s Call
Scripture Josh 18:3 Then Joshua said to the children of Israel: “How long will you neglect to go and possess the land which the LORD God of your fathers has given you?
Observation: That sounds like something God would tell me, how long will I neglect my calling. At times I don’t know what God is calling me to do, other times I pretend I don’t hear it and then other times I just neglect my Lord’s calling on my life. I have my moments when I get up and do what God has called me to do and collect the treasure that is stored up in heaven for me, but so much of the time I throw my blessing away because I’m either to self-centered or just plain lazy. God has never given up on me, but so many times I give up. He has blessed me so much and asks so little of me and I can’t even give my Lord that. So how long will I neglect to go and possess the blessings the Lord has given me?
Application: Each night I sit in front of the television wasting another evening. I need to find out what God wants of me and then do it, knowing if God is behind it will succeed. I shouldn’t be doing things for my good, but to bear fruit for my Lord and do it for His glory which will last for all eternity. I need to figure out what God wants me to do with the book He has blessed me with and find out how He wants to use the testimony He has given me. There are people out there that can benefit from my testimony and I need to stop neglecting it.
Prayer: My Lord I’m tired all of the time and I need strength to do your will in my life. All I want to do is rest and this is the time I need to be busy doing my Father’s business. Help me please, rid me of this laziness and give me the energy it will take to possess the blessings you have in store for me.