In HIS Presence


Read: Mathew 4:18-22

Meditation verse:

And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen” (Mathew 4:18).

When God needs a special task or assignment done, He looks for people who are already busy. Search the scriptures; Simon Peter and his brother Andrew were busy fishing when Jesus called them to be His apostles. James and John were in the boat with their father Zebedee mending their nets and preparing for the next catch, when Jesus called them to join His team. Mathew was at the Tax office. David was busy caring for the flock in the bush when he was sent for by the prophet Samuel, to be anointed king. Gideon was threshing wheat in a winepress, when the angel announced that he had been given the assignment of delivering God’s people from oppression by the Midianites. They were all doing some form of service.

Hardly will God look for an idle person. The one who is already busy has experience for the management of people and resources. David had gained good experienced as a shepherd boy. So, when God needed an experienced hand to care for His people, He knew where to look. Also, the tests of our fitness or productivity levels are evident or visible as we get busy doing stuff. But if you are idle, you have nothing to show. Lastly, the one who is already busy will know how to prioritize to complete the task. He or she is more likely to be focused, goal oriented and purposeful. “Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men” (Proverbs 22:29, KJV).

God has prepared you for what you are doing before this day and what you are doing today matters. Do it with all the seriousness it deserves. If you are currently idle, get busy with doing whatever is in front of you, no matter how insignificant it might seem. Stay faithful, it just might be the preparation ground for a higher assignment. “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might” (Ecclesiastes 9:10). HAPPY NEW MONTH!

IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye.
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