Preparing for what God has next

November 5, 2019 by Dr. Jack Graham

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.

–2 Timothy 2:15

I remember when I was a student at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, and there was a group of young men who were preparing to go into ministry. They had come in as ministerial students and they liked to talk about how they pictured themselves up on platforms and in pulpits, preaching and winning people to Christ.

But so often when Sunday morning would roll around, these same guys who wanted great public ministries wouldn’t even get out of bed to go to church. And then they wondered later why God couldn’t use them. It’s because they weren’t prepared!

You see, God wants to use you to do something great. But you have to make yourself available to Him if you want to be used! It seems like there’s a prevailing attitude among so many Christians today that God will excuse and compensate for their laziness. But today’s passage couldn’t be clearer… preparation is key!

Are you currently preparing yourself for the next great way God wants to use you? Or are you content to simply sit and wait, hoping God will bless your non-efforts? Do your best to be prepared so when the time is right, God can look at you and say, “Now, let’s go!”

CHRISTIANS SHOULD ALWAYS BE PREPARING FOR HOW GOD WILL USE THEM NEXT. SO AS YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE, GROW IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST BECAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN HE’LL CALL!

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