“Today, if you will hear His voice…” (Hebrews 3:7, NKJV).
I am constantly amazed at the precious people who say to me, “I wish I had a ministry like you.” Have you ever said that to someone? Thought it? Really? Because the truth is, we all have a ministry, a calling, a purpose. And we’ve all been called to fulfill it—today. Not tomorrow or next week or next year. Not after the kids are grown or we pay off all our bills or get a degree or move to a different location. We are called to hear and respond to God’s voice TODAY.
I know. That presents a lot of challenges, doesn’t it? It also produces a lot of excuses. It’s true we all have limitations, whether those limitations are physical or financial or circumstantial. And maybe someday those limitations will disappear. But they’ll quickly be replaced by others. That’s simply the way life is in this broken world. If we wait for the perfect circumstances before answering God’s call on our lives, we will soon find ourselves standing before the Father with nothing to show for the many gifts and blessings He has given us.
Today, IF we will hear His voice — and respond — we will soon find ourselves walking in the joy that comes only from knowing we are fulfilling our God-ordained purpose. Will that walk be without challenges or difficulties? Of course not! But those challenges and difficulties are the very things that keep us cognizant of our need for Him. If we could fulfill our purpose without Him, our faith would never grow and our joy would never be full, for joy is found only in His presence.
Let’s commit together to spend more time in His presence, listening to His Word—TODAY. Then let’s partner together to walk in His purpose—TODAY. And finally, let’s rejoice together as we see His name glorified in the lives of those we touch in the process.