You Earned It!
God Called You and Gave You the Gifts and Tools to be Successful
Congratulations! You worked hard! Be proud! You earned it! Look to the future with confidence. You have the gifts and tools to be successful. In the classroom, “We learned together!” Now it is your turn to learn together with those around you. The grass on the other side may not be green. I am reminded of a friend who had a donkey. It was a dry summer. The grass was dry. We bought sunglasses and made them fit over the donkey’s eyes. Suddenly, the donkey saw green grass and ate to his fill.
God’s Vineyard is filled with opportunities and stress too. You are where you are and doing what you are doing for a good reason. Dig deep into the life of your calling and evaluate and re-evaluate your dreams and goals. Cast your net into the deep and listen to the tender voice of God. Face the difficulties of personal life and ministry with God because He blessed you with a noble Call. Remember, "All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for refutation, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that one who belongs to God may be competent, equipped for every good work" (II Timothy 3:16-17). Remember, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13). Congratulations!
Dr. Ramesh Deosarran, Adjunct Professor: Nazarene Bible College and Nazarene Theological College, South Africa, and Assistant Pastor, Haltom City Church of the Nazarene.
Filed Under: The Torch Published: 05/18/2020