“Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it.”- Habakkuk 2:2 (NKJV)
God’s revelation of Himself and His plan of redemption for mankind have been very clearly written in the Bible.
Understanding God’s revelation of Himself makes this truth very clear: Our time, talent, and treasure are to be used for God’s kingdom. What each one of us needs to decide is whether or not we are going to take advantage of what God has revealed to us. Just as God gives us a choice in deciding where we will spend eternity, He also gives us the choice of being consumed by selfish, temporary desires, or by living for His kingdom purposes. If we choose the latter, there is the promise of very great reward in the life to come. This reward is just one of the tremendous incentives for us to find the purpose God has for our lives and the particular works that He wants us to do.
We do not have forever to make these decisions. Time is passing quickly. Knowing that Christ’s return will be sudden and unexpected should motivate us always to be prepared. We are not to live irresponsibly – sitting and waiting, doing nothing; seeking self-serving pleasure; using His tarrying as an excuse not to do God’s work of building His kingdom; developing a false security based on precise calculations of events; or letting or curiosity about the end times divert us from doing God’s work. No, it means we are to use our Time, Talents and Treasures diligently in order to serve God completely in whatever we do. For a few people, this may mean changing professions bur for most of us, it means doing our daily work out of love for God.
Have you captured God’s vision for you personally? In what ways are you pursuing His vision in your life? What opportunities is the Holy Spirit putting before you to make your time, talent, and treasure echo into eternity? How are you responding to those opportunities?
Source: Culled from SALM’s article in the Chronicle newspaper.