Everybody wants to be a good person before others. Who can think and say “I don’t want to be a good person?” Thinking about a good person might be quite easy to say. All over the world, there are more than six million people that inhabit the earth. To be an honest and good person, everyone should have listened to the Good News. People are in the world struggling a lot to see the good people because they didn’t know that Jesus can give them eternal life. Many people who have heard the Gospel but failed to be a good person; it is all because evil works in the world today.
Bible tell us, “Finally, all of you, be like-minded and sympathetic, love as brothers, be tender-hearten and humble” (1 Pet. 3:8). Then you have some parts to play in making others know more of Jesus. You may be somewhere or in other parts of the world, but still God’s still leading you there.
Across the street or over the ocean, it doesn’t matter as long as you are using your gifts and abilities to serve the Lord your God where he has placed you. If you are going somewhere where the people are not like you, following Jesus’ steps will help you to adjust and, hopefully, you will definitely have a positive experience. That’s how, you’ll fulfill your goals.
Just Be You
Sometimes I wonder while walking on the road and think of great heroes who revealed themselves in different lifestyles. I admired Smith Wigglesworth, the Apostle Paul, Terry Law, R.W. Shambach, Kathryn Kuhlman, Abraham Lincoln, etc. They rather than being discouraged, feel encouraged by starting to think of all. I thought, I could never be like them in life forever nor I could never preach like Shambach or even like D.L. Moody. But at least I could try because trying is something never wrong. Apostle Peter once said: “For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that we should follow his steps” (1 Peter 2:21).
We can imagine how different our life would be. We are created by our God with His best of the best. That’s how we can absorb the beauty of everyday life around us. God says, “Be still, and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10). He knows we need to experience stillness in order to clearly recognize his voice and receive divine direction. Think about how much better we would be at tuning into our true life purpose. Sometimes we need to slow down our steps and even pause in our hectic schedules that at least to have some breath. The Bible says, “In quietness and confidence is your strength” (Isaiah 30:15).1
I think, we don’t need another apostle here, but we need to be like him. Because likewise our God exactly raises us up to fulfill the purpose for which He called us all. Now, we are the people who need to accomplish the tasks given. If God the Almighty calls us for his own work, it’s going to be passionate that can burn the insides of our hearts. So, be a person that God made us to be and do what He’s called us to do. God needs all the people in all walks of life.
Eastman Curtis, the author of Pursuing Your Life Dream said in his book that “you cannot put any pressure on a broken foot, nor can you do that with someone who is unfaithful. If you begin to put pressure on a broken foot or rotten tooth, it will snap or crack. And man, does it hurt! You cannot lean on someone who is unfaithful. God is looking for people He can depend on. If He sees that you are not faithful in the small things, He will not give you greater things. You need to be doing what God has called you to do. Don’t try to do someone else’s job. That is not how it works. God has given you a gift that is all yours. It’s meant for you.”
God bless you!