I know that from this title you might be thinking that I’m asking if you are ready for Jesus’ return. Not in this post. In fact, I’m not sure that I would ask such a question, because our individual walks with God are so personal. I am asking, however, if you are ready to be used by God.
I had this thought that God has so much that he needs to be done. The bible says that the harvest is plenteous but the laborers are few (Matthew 9: 37). The laborers are God’s people. We know that there are several people who claim to be God’s people, but we don’t know if they actually do work for the kingdom. I, for one, want to be one of the people who are constantly completing tasks and returning to God for more instructions on what to do next.
In writing my first book, I feel so privileged, because I know that it is not me but God who is pouring this through me. When I complete this, I will be back in the presence of God, asking what more can I do? I want to ask you the same? Are you prepared to do work for the kingdom? The bible says to always be ready (Matthew 24:44). Jesus was talking about being ready for the return of the Son of man, but in the next verse, he asks who is a faithful and wise servant that the Lord has made ruler over his household. If we are ready for the return, then we are also prepared to be used by God, if we are willing. “Servant” refers to us being obedient to God and serving him through doing work to further his kingdom.
Are you a faithful and willing believer who will be a laborer for the kingdom? There is so much to be done and so many rewards to reap as added benefits of serving God. Are you ready? I know I am! Not to say that all tasks that God assigns are easy or glamorous. Some things that he asks us to do are scary, humiliating, and even nonsensical to us sometimes, but if we trust him through it, he will elevate us in the end. In my personal walk, I have suffered some humiliating and scary things, but I’m still riding with God, because I believe that life is always much better to suffer with God than to suffer apart from Him.