Devotionals, Five Minute Friday

Don’t Settle for Unapproved Work

Approved Workman Are Not Ashamed. 

(Awana Clubs Motto)

2 Timothy 2:15 ESV  Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.

I have come to a bit of a cross-roads in my faith journey. We are in a stance of waiting for the next thing, while I am trying to still grow in the place I am currently planted. Planting ministry roots in a place that you are destined to leave is a bit of a tough undertaking, especially when you are not sure if the ministry will continue without you. I have faced myself in the mirror questioning why I even bother at times, even though my heart is telling me that this all for the kingdom and not for my glory.

I have been run by the work around me for so long. Follow this person, be this thing, you are not what someone else thought you were, or why aren’t you over here. The list goes on. Expectations from the outside world are draining and not very useful. These things do not present my best yes. They are not driven by the Lord and they don’t glorify anything of Him. My best should be all for Him and  not for the world. I need work approved and for Him.

I am not to settle for the world.

The world doesn’t determine my eternity. The work for my hands should not be man-made, but part of the Lord’s will.

This cross-roads that I am standing in, it’s a waiting game.  I have been asking for the next thing, hoping for it to be big. Nothing seems to be moving very quickly other than a few events here and there or some random writing that hits home with a handful of people. Nothing huge, but I am moving forward. I have been wondering if this is where my life for Jesus, my ministry, is to settle at.

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Curve ball. Swing and I am not sure if I hit it yet. The Lord knows and I bet He’s smiling because no matter where that ball goes, it’s all for Him. I am ready, I am willing, I am hesitant and scared, but I am excited. I will do the next thing, and I won’t settle for anything less.

1 John 5:4 ESV For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.

7 thoughts on “Don’t Settle for Unapproved Work

  1. Oh, waiting….not my favorite thing at all, but when you know you don’t have to settle for anything less than God’s best it makes waiting worthwhile! Many blessings in your next step! Cindy #fmf on FB

  2. I am praying for you and what the Lord has next for you! How exciting!! Happy Easter my friend! ❤

  3. I’m there too! The ministry I’ve led for two years, just got ended and I’m just waiting with you. I know God is going to bring the next thing for you in the right time!! It’s just so hard to stay patient though! lol!

    1. Right! I do have a year or so left here, but the wait for the next thing is just nail biting and exciting! Can’t wait to see what God has in store.

  4. You and me might be at the same type of crossroads. Good words to be reminded of.

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