You Can Do All Things Through Christ, But Should You?

Doing what God has not asked will make you stressed.

Doing what God has not asked will make you stressed.

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Phil 4.13) This is a great promise to remember when you’re faced with a situation you just don’t think you can manage. God promises to be there to give you everything you need when you need it. But what about when you’re trying to do stuff God hasn’t asked you to do?

Everything done in the name of “ministry” isn’t sanctioned by God. We do an awful lot because we think we’re supposed to. Even good things. But even good things can take us away from what God really wants us to do.

Don’t be guilted into doing what seems right if you don’t feel God’s peace in it. It may be busy work the enemy has to keep you from being far more effective somewhere else. If you think you’re on the wrong path, listen with your heart. Ask God to confirm His will. See if you feel uneasy about something that’s taking up your time. Maybe you need to let it go.

Be honest with God. Don’t drop everything because you don’t feel like working, but be sensitive to do what is right for you. Don’t allow the opinions of others rob your time.

Another post on trusting God: Avoiding The Big Mistakes

 

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