May 12 Devotion

One thing that is hard for us to do is to surrender ourselves to something. To turn our desires and goals over to somebody else. We live in a world where “Get Yours” is the motto. Meaning go out and take it. Put yourself above others. You are number one. And so on, and so on, and so on. By being a believer, we are supposed to surrender to God’s will. We are supposed to put others before ourselves. These are ways that we are showing that we are truly following God. Surrendering.

Now here’s the deal. Surrendering does not mean there is no action. Actually, surrendering is an act. It’s an act of us moving forward following God. It is an act of us seeking his will for us. Following the path that he has paved for us. One day at a time. One step at a time. We must move forward. Even if we don’t know where God is leading us. We must move forward. Even if we don’t know, we must surrender.

If we do this, God will show us where he wants us to be. He will place us there. It might not happen today or tomorrow. It might take longer than we hoped. But, he will show us. Yesterday, Barbara and I watched the production Esther. This story is a great example of what I’m talking about. She became queen without them knowing she was Jewish. A decree had even been put into place to kill all the Jewish people. Malachi was very concerned about her. He thought that she wasn’t where she was supposed to be. She was in a bad spot. But nothing could have been further from the truth. She was exactly where God wanted her to be. And he blessed the whole situation. So maybe you are as well. Either way, whatever it is that you’re doing, the Bible tells us to put our heart and soul into every activity. It tells us to do every activity like we are doing it for the Lord himself. If we do that, God will bless it. He will bless us. So today, keep moving forward. Keep serving God. Keep serving him in all that you do. And he will put you where he wants you to be.

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