Work Where You Are

Do you feel led to do something for God? Do you believe he has called you to a specific task? Do you know God can call you for a wide variety of tasks that are not full-time ministry? Will you answer the call?

There are times when we feel motivated to do something good for someone else. It isn’t just a thought but there is a driving force behind our motivation. We may feel a heightened sense of anticipation as we approach completion of the task and a wonderful sense of joy when completed.

Doing something good for someone else can feel very good. However, this isn’t the only way God calls us. He may call us to do any number of tasks. We may be called to volunteer at the hospital, babysit the neighbor’s kids, coach a little league team, or even write a daily devotional. Whatever you feel called to, know that God will provide you with what you need.

God calls us right where we are at. Notice the Apostle Paul tells the people of Corinth this very fact in today’s passage. He says they are to do the work God has called them to right in their own neighborhood. God has not changed. He continues to call us to work in our neighborhoods. He calls us to work within our own towns. We don’t have to go on a missionary journey halfway around the globe to be doing God’s work.

Many people are afraid to listen to God calling them. They are afraid God will call them to be a pastor or deacon and they don’t want that kind of responsibility. But God calls people everyday to work at short-term tasks right where they are at. We would do well to listen for God’s calling.

I pray we all listen for God’s call. I pray we are willing to work for God in our own neighborhood’s. I pray each one of us will answer God’s call on our hearts to make a positive difference. Listen for God’s call. Accept God’s call. Be willing to work in your neighborhood. Be willing to work in your hometown. Be a positive impact.

1 Corinthians 7:17 Nevertheless, each person should live as a believer in whatever situation the Lord has assigned to them, just as God has called them. This is the rule I lay down in all the churches.

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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