“If God gives you a watch, are you honoring Him more by asking Him what time it is or by simply consulting the watch?”
I have always been fascinated by the wisdom of ODG’s Old Dead Guys.
Regardless of what you may think of that statement, Old Dead Guys, I have great admiration for the amazing men that have gone before us in their, most of the time, very humbling walks with the Lord. I was at work the other day on my break and stumbled across this quote from A. W. Tozer that really spoke to my heart about what God has been working and doing in my life.
God has blessed me beyond all comprehension, he has given me so much and yet I still find myself waiting for that one thing or talent that will help me to do the work he has called me to do. This quote kind of hit me hard, God has given me many watches in my life, I gratefully take them, and then turn to God and ask him what time it is. I realize God would probably like me to use the gift he has given me and maybe even help some one else who needs to know what time it is.
What has God given you? What talent or gift has God blessed you with that is not being used for the purpose it was given? I am not saying that to convict (well maybe just a little) but to make you think. All things are possible with Christ, but he has chosen us his people as the instruments to accomplish his work on this Earth. He has given or will give us all we need to succeed in his calling. We just have to pick up the tools and get to His work. Don’t always look to see what God is doing, look to see what God can do through you.
I personally have been called for many years to write and teach, it’s debatable whether he has given me any talent to go along with that calling, but the calling is still there. That is why I have started this adventure of actually listening to God and writing down the thoughts he puts in my head. I guess if just one person reads this or any of my posts and is Blessed than Gods purpose will be served.
Go find someone that needs to know what time it is and share the Goodness of God
God is Good!!
By the way if you happen to read this I would love to hear your comments good, bad or indifferent. God Bless