Did you know that the Lord has a special plan for every person? God loves all of His people; and He desires for every man, woman, and child to know Him and to enter into His will for their lives. Each person is unique with different things to do in life. Whatever you are called to do, it is important to serve the Lord in your life. This means that whatever you do, you should give glory to God in your heart, be thankful for every blessing, and do what you can to set a good example for others in Christ Jesus.
How do you enter into the Lord’s plan for your life? First, you must know Jesus as your Savior. The Bible says; “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life” (John 3:16). When you accept Jesus into your heart, you take the first step in finding the plan of God for your life. Secondly, you must seek the Lord and be willing to open your heart to the idea of walking in His will for your life. The Bible teaches us to seek the Lord while He may be found and to draw close to Him while He is near to us. Therefore when He knocks on the door of your heart to reveal Himself, and to show you His desire for your life, it is vital to look upward and to be attentive to what He is saying to you.
Thirdly, it is important to accept the Lord’s portion for your life. This means whatever God has for you, you will not only accept it, but also be joyful and honor the Lord in what He gives you. Not every person in life is destined to become a millionaire, a movie star, a wealthy businessman or athlete. Some are, but some are not. This does not mean that what God has for you is less important, nor does it mean that you are less valuable to the Lord. No matter what the Lord gives you in life, if you use it for His glory, if you are content, and if you give Him thanks He will shine His light upon you and you will stand out for His purposes.
In Matthew 25:14-30 it says;
“For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property. To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he made five talents more. So also he who had the two talents made two talents more. But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid his master’s money. Now after a long time the master of those servants came and settled accounts with them. And he who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five talents more, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me five talents; here I have made five talents more.’ His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’ And he also who had the two talents came forward, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me two talents; here I have made two talents more.’ His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’ He also who had received the one talent came forward, saying, ‘Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you scattered no seed, so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here you have what is yours.’ But his master answered him, ‘You wicked and slothful servant! You knew that I reap where I have not sown and gather where I scattered no seed? Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received what was my own with interest. So take the talent from him and give it to him who has the ten talents. For to everyone who has will more be given, and he will have an abundance. But from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away. And cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
What we should take away from this passage of Scripture is the importance of making the most of what the Lord has imparted into our lives. If you have been given one talent from the Lord, don’t bury it, take it and use it for His purposes. If you have been given many talents, double it and maximize what the Lord has imparted into your life. Be a diligent and hard working person, a person of integrity that obeys the Lord and serves God in all that you do. Then, in this, you will please the Lord and He will impart to you even greater. As you are faithful with little, the Lord will increase you with much.
You can start by praying this prayer aloud to the Lord;
Dear Lord Jesus,
I ask that You would forgive me of my sins and wash me clean with Your blood. I welcome You into my heart to be the Lord of my life. I ask that You would help me to identify the talents You have given to me, and I ask that You would show me Your plan for my life. Help me to use my gifts to bring You glory and to be a good example for others.
In Jesus Name I Pray,