What does God want you to do today?

Another study day today, more Greek, and some house work. Nothing overly exciting, except that I took Liesl out for lunch as she’s finished all her assignments.

Something in prayers this morning hit me quite hard. We had a question to guide our thoughts, which was “What does God want you to do today?”

Now, I’m a bit of a planner – I had planned out what I was going to do for the day, and it was to study, then to do some cleaning and packing. Now, I don’t know about you, but that doesn’t exactly sound like God’s missio dei. So when challenged with what God wants me to do today, how do I respond when the things I need to do don’t seem to match that?

To be honest, I’m really not certain, even after thinking about it all day, and I’d love to hear what your thoughts are on the matter. The best that I can come up with is Hebrews 12:1-3, where Paul talks about running the race with perseverance. What I think we can take from that (not that I think Paul was talking about this in this situation) is that when we do something, we should do it with our whole attention until we’re finished. It’s so easy to get distracted these days, or to think that by multitasking we can actually achieve more. However, it’s far more valuable to do whatever you’re doing with your whole attention. When you’re working, work with your whole attention. When you’re spending time with a loved one, don’t have your phone out to see what someone else is doing. It’s far better to put your whole attention into something.

All in all, I’m not certain. But all I can ask is that each day, in whatever I do, that God is with me through it, and that I can be open to God’s guidance so that when the opportunity presents I can be used to further the work of God in this world.

What is God wanting you to do today?

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Author: Ben Clapton

I'm an Officer in The Salvation Army, currently appointed with my wife as Corps Officers at the Rochester Corps in country Victoria (20 minutes out of Echuca). I play violin and guitar, amongst many others, and love golf and running.

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