October 26, 2017

October 26, 2017

Acts 21: 1-16

 

Paul knew what was coming. He had warnings. He had signs. He knew he was going to be hurt in Jerusalem. He knew they would find him. He knew it all. And he decided to go.

 

People who loved him and who loved Jesus told him not to go. They begged him. They pleaded with him. They told him how crazy this was. They implored him to reconsider. Two different groups of people tried to talk him out of going to Jerusalem. Paul would not water.

 

When you know God wants you to do something, you do it. Easier said than done I know, but the principle itself is just that simple. When you know God has called you to something you let nothing get in the way.

 

You live for it. You give everything to it. You give up everything to achieve it. You let nothing get in the way of you accomplishing the very thing God has called you to. You die for it.

 

We spend a great deal of timing asking God what we should do. Books have been written and seminars have been convened and sermons taught on helping people find what God has called them to do with their life. We want to know what God has for us, we want to know his will, we want to know what our life should look like. So we put so much effort and thought and time and money into God’s will for our life.

 

The craziest part is at the beginning of this book we heard from Jesus himself, exactly what the plan for your life is. The plan God has for your life is to make disciples. The plan for your life is to reach the lost. The plan for your life is to follow Jesus and help others do the same.  That’s the mission. That’s his will for your life and for mine. Are you doing something about it? Are you driven and pulled and committed to that?

 

We want something more glamorous. We want something that makes us special. We don’t want God’s plan for us, we want “God’s personal plan for our future.” What we really want is a fortune teller. Someone to give us the best next step for our best life now. Cause the truth is we know exactly what Jesus has called us to. We know the cost. We just want something else.

 

What are you doing about God’s plan for your life to reach the lost?