The Sweet Peace of Following God’s Will

Matthew 11:28-30 Come unto Me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Isaiah 40:31

For they that wait upon the Lord shall renew strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.

Galatians 6:9

And let us not be weary in well doing; for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

One of my daughters drove me absolutely crazy when the family went to eat at a buffet. She piled her dish a mile high with just about everything, only eating a small bite of a few. After shuffling things around, she pushed that serving away and headed back to do the same thing. On her own, she showed an unwillingness to pace herself. Her actions may have taken away from someone else who may have actually wanted something that she carelessly discarded.

Do you know someone (or are you that person), who has a full plate, yet does whatever it takes to work in a few more projects?

As in a human body, the Body of Christ has many parts. Although some may seem more essential than others. Yes, there are body parts we can live and learn to function without, but when they are there and viable, why not put them to good use, rather than simply setting them aside as obsolete and insignificant?

There are people in the church who always are willing to step up and step in for any task, which is sweet and thoughtful; however, God may be calling upon someone specifically to fill a spot, and there are a few scenarios where God’s intention was ignored.

Now this doesn’t have to mean deliberate disobedience, but it does come from running ahead of, or falling behind God’s Will by not prayerfully considering where each person belongs.

The Lord created us for a specific calling. Seek His Will for your life. Find where He wants you to be. How you can serve Him and testify to His greatness to those who come in contact with you?

Finally, wherever you are, for however long He has you somewhere, be content, knowing that it is so much more a blessing to face trials where God has put us, than to experience comfort anywhere else.

Consider this: If you take on what the Lord has not given you to do, you may pass up your calling on the way.

Lord God

Thank You for this day

Please lead us to the road You have forged for us

Show us the path You intend for us to take

What we should do with the resources and skills You’ve given us

Where we are to go and how You want us to get there

Please keep us focused on You

And on how we can serve You, Lord

Let us please be a light in this dark world

Willing to follow wherever You lead

In the Name of Jesus


About voicevessel bwc

First, and most importantly, I love Jesus Christ and I trust in Him as my Lord and Savior. I was raised in a Christian home by a godly dad and mom (who planned and had me in July before turning 42 in August), and 5 older siblings. My father passed away when I was 7 and my mother (who went to be with the Lord in 2005 at 81) never remarried. As a child, I was bullied at school, so I did not have many friends. I didn't want to tell my mom this because I knew she had enough worry being a widow at 50. I know what it is like to be lonely. As an adult, God showed me the value of His Friendship and has blessed me, too, with rich relationships with dear friends who also love the Lord. My husband and I (married 31 years as of 2020), have three wonderful, adult children and son-in-law as well as three darling grandchildren. Along with many others, my husband lost his job, but we refuse to be fearful or angry. The Lord has provided for us and we are so thankful for the opportunity to express gratitude through personal contact and occasional memories I share through writing. I believe the Lord has given me a venue to engage with others and a means to share His Word. Thank you for checking out my page. I hope you enjoy what you read. If there is anything positive or insightful in the devotionals (NOT CALLING MY WRITING "INSPIRED" by any means!), I give all credit and glory to Jesus Christ! On the other side of that, when something makes no sense, that's all me
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