If there is something that I have learnt in this life, it is to learn contentment in where we are placed. Whether you are a youth leaders’ pastor, on welcome team, or on multiple teams for the matter, if you go in with a loving heart for that particular ministry keep it that way.
I know the trials arise just when all is looking and feeling grand, and it’s in those moments that we all can feel so many emotions at once. We come to conclusions with making the decision based on our emotions and we feel like we could quit. Yes I said that four letter word: it’s easier to pick up our belongings and leave when the going gets tuff.
For people with such calling on our lives we have to be alert that if we trust God throughout our trials then we will come out triumphantly!
We can’t make it through without our helper, our Heavenly Father God. In my own personal trials I have read over these Holy Scriptures, which have replaced anxiety and stress in my heart with peace, grace and the love of God the Father.
Isn’t it funny how the above Scriptures are from the same chapter, but when separated it feels like these verses could be from different books?
David was obviously expecting that feeling that I mentioned earlier, the feeling of discontentment and not belonging, and of giving up. King David spoke out in faith in his trial, “I will fear no evil.” When we declare the Word of God with full faith we are focusing on God’s plan.
is so empowering,
God refreshes our souls to keep us on going along His individual path for us.
I’ve been told the mightier the calling the greater the challenges.
It’s seriously frustrating sometimes when you know the calling of God and your placed in a workplace you didn’t particularly dream of, or let’s say a position in the church that you don’t necessarily enjoy. But it’s times like these that builds up our character. We should quit running from our trials for in them you will learn more, become more and do more. Quit hopping from church to church, city to city every time something happens that you don’t like. Stay right there, where you are totally under pressure and you’re under heat, because that’s when a diamond is born.
We have to come out of these little trials triumphantly if we’re going to be called to much greater things.
This Scripture puts it best:
Let this be our prayer:
“Father God I place my whole life in your hands without reserve. I thank you, Lord Jesus, that you not only died to give me the gift of eternal life, but You rose again to live your life in me and though me. I acknowledge that I am in constant dependence upon you Holy Spirit. I live for you in obedience to your promptings.
“We pray with the psalmist
We do not choose to be challenged by the truths of your Word. We choose to be changed. Thank you, Jesus, that you set us free to be in intimate friendship with you, ultimate freedom and fulfilment.”
Elizabeth Josic is a Press Services International columnist from the Sunshine Coast.