Monday, May 03, 2010

Humbling Ourselves Part II

Sorry it took me so long to post again on this subject. Since Jon’s seizure last week we have been taking things much slower. Sometimes God will intervene and make us rest, amen?!

Anyway back to the subject of humbling ourselves. Am I sinning in the area of faithfulness in serving God?

Ephes. 3:20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,

1 John 4:4 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

Romans 8:37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.

Do we fail to attempt things for God because we feel or think that we are not talented enough? Do we feel inferior? When we do accomplish something do we fail to give Him all the glory? Are we using what God has given us? Are we abusing, ignoring what God has given us? Are we developing what God has given us? Are we being responsible or irresponsible with all the blessings God has given us? Could fear of the unknown or getting out of our comfort zone what keeps us back from serving?

Put Off / Put On

Unbelief (Heb. 3:12) / Faith (Heb. 11:1,6)

Burying talents (Luke 12:48) / Developing abilities (1 Cor. 4:2)

Irresponsibility (Luke 16:12) / Responsibility (Luke 16:10)

Complacency (Rev. 3:15) / Zeal (Rev. 3:19)

Laziness (Prov. 20:4) / Diligence (Prov. 6:6-11)

Slothfulness (Prov. 18:9) / Wholeheartedness (Col. 3:23)

Procrastination (Prov. 10:5) / Diligence (Prov. 27:1)

Could the fact we are not serving Him faithfully be because we don't believe what God has said about us and what He says about Himself toward us? Are we limiting God due to our unbelief? Is it possible that we are not serving because we don't know where to serve because we aren't hearing God speak? Are we asking?