Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Keep It Moving!

Luke 4:42

At daybreak Jesus went out to a solitary place. The people were looking for him and when they came to where he was, they tried to keep him from leaving.

People realize that you have a lot to do, they just want to make sure you do what they want you to do.—Scott Wilson

If you are not careful you can get tied up in other people’s agenda for your life. God has equipped you and gifted you to be a blessing to others but he has a schedule and plan for your life that is separate from what people want from you. You have to always make sure that you are working at your pace and not march to the cadence of other people’s expectations.

When you have fulfilled your time and obligation to a place and a people you have to learn how to keep it moving. It’s not that you are being rude or stuck up but it’s that you are being purposeful.

Jesus had helped a great many people in Capernaum and they tried to keep him there longer for their own personal miracle worker. Jesus withdrew to a solitary place to get his mind right. When you are always surrounded by people and activity you can lose contact with God’s purpose. People can pump you up into believing that your place of productivity is permanent. Just because you were productive in a place doesn’t make it permanent you have to keep it moving!

Jesus said, “I must preach the good news in other towns also this is why I was sent.” You’ve got to keep it moving because…

1. There are other towns to see. It’s good to be productive in one place but in order to fulfill all that God has for you there are other towns that God wants you to take your gift. There are other people, who are going to be blessed by your gift, don’t limit yourself to one location. Now on the flip side you have to be faithful where you are until God tells you to leave.

2. This is why you’ve been sent. When you know your purpose you can’t be put in a box by other people’s expectation. Be clear about who you are and what God has called you to do. When you know why you’ve been sent, you will know where to go and when to go. Keep it moving!

Dear God,

Help me to be true to my purpose without being side tracked. I’ve got more towns to preach to, more towns to do ministry in, more towns to start business in, and I know what my purpose is. I will not be held hostage by other people’s agendas or expectations. Today, help me to know when it’s time to keep it moving and when it’s time to stay so I can be more productive before my release date. I’ve got to keep it moving.

In Jesus Name,


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