“…that your faith should not rest on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God.”
1 Corinthians 2:5, NAS
During my first year of college, the Lord unmistakably called me into full-time vocational ministry. The above verse was what the Lord used to get my attention. During a two-week period I kept coming across it in different places and from different people. I knew that I was no longer destined to be an accountant (for which the accounting world is forever grateful) but rather that the call of God was on my life.
What about you? Who are you trying to impress? This verse helped me to understand the only one I need to live for is Jesus. The “power of God” is the driving force in my life. He is primarily concerned with how I respond to Him. I became consumed with what the Lord thought of me. Of course, He loved me and wanted my best but He was also calling me to follow Him… wherever He led me.
Who is it that you have been living for? Do you live for Jesus? If yes, then keep up the good work, if no then ask Him to open your eyes to see Him only. It is a natural thing for us to rest our decisions on the wisdom of others but it is a supernatural thing for us to base our decision making on the power of God.
We are coming to the end of the year. What a great time to gear up for next year. Make it your aim to live your life for Jesus. It will not always make sense to others but it will always make sense to you and to Jesus. The bottom line is that nothing else really matters, only how you live for Jesus. So go ahead and live for Him!
QUESTION: What daily practices help you place your faith in Christ alone? What people are a distraction in your walk with Jesus? Encouragement? Set appropriate boundaries in your life so that opinions fall behind the counsel of God?