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April 23, 2024 | Daily Devotionals | April 23

Time to Contribute


Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track.  Proverbs 3:5-6, MSG


You say, “How do I know what or where I’m supposed to contribute?” Or, “Where can I plug in and be used the most by God.” Trust God to speak to you through the use of these questions.


Here are some questions that you can ask yourself: What are the things that I care about most? —What’s my natural skill set? — Where do I get results versus failure? — What subjects do I love to talk about? — Where do I like to invest my physical energy? — In what situation do I feel myself getting most competitive?


The main thing is to take the first step and do something. Usher at church. Work with the youth. Volunteer on a building project. If you plug in—even without knowing exactly where you fit—you will soon find out. Turns out you hate working with junior high school kids (though I can’t imagine why?). Then volunteer to use your auto mechanic skills to fix the engines of single parents or those who can’t afford the bill. 


Being used by God is the most fulfilling thing a man can experience. He has created us all with a different skill set; He has given us all a unique job to do. You are God’s unique creation placed in a world of need. It is interesting to note that Jesus’ natural physical skill set was carpentry. But his spiritual skill set was centered on relationships.


Remember this—the more you concentrate on your relationship with God as a perfect Father with perfect love for you, the more confidence, poise, and ability you will have to understand what you are here for. That question will dwindle and you will discover naturally the skill set he has given you. 


He will direct your paths. You are now a Kingdom man, and you have been given the mind of Christ. Man up and believe it, and remember no risk, no faith.


Father, I trust your promise; you are directing my paths. 


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