7But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it . . .12to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
Do you want to speak or sing in front of large audiences? Write a best selling book? Pastor a large church? I know they’re all dreams in my heart, well not singing, but you get the point. I think it’s the dream of every young leader who wants to go into ministry.
I love speaking to audiences, I love writing, I love spending time encouraging and connecting with people. They are some of my favorite things to do in the entire world! They’re also a part of what God’s called me to do.
The question isn’t so much do you want to or do I want to do these things, but why do we want to do these things?
Over the past few years, I’ve really challenged my motives when it comes to writing, blogging, communicating, and ultimately, everything I do. Do I always have pure motives? No. There are times I want attention, fame, glory, etc. , but most of the time, I believe my heart is in the right place.
Where I am and what I believe God’s heart is on the issue is, is to do all these things for one purpose: To help people.
I’m getting to the place in my heart where I don’t care how many people I speak to, how many people read my blog, etc, as long as people’s lives are being lifted.
Because in reality, whether it’s speaking, singing, or writing, all of these things are just gifts God put in us and opportunities God puts before us to make an impact in one person’s life. And really, it’s God who makes the difference in some-one’s life, not us, He just allows us to have a part in it.
So challenge your motives. Challenge them often, we all struggle with the motives in these areas. Just be humble, let God bring opportunities before you, and do everything you can, anytime you can to help people, and before you know it, you’ll have helped more people than you could imagine.