“I WILL GIVE HIM THE KEY TO THE HOUSE OF DAVID—THE HIGHEST POSITION IN THE ROYAL COURT. WHEN HE OPENS DOORS, NO ONE WILL BE ABLE TO CLOSE THEM; WHEN HE CLOSES DOORS, NO ONE WILL BE ABLE TO OPEN THEM.“
“FOR THE LORD GOD IS OUR SUN AND OUR SHIELD. HE GIVES US GRACE AND GLORY. THE LORD WILL WITHHOLD NO GOOD THING FROM THOSE WHO DO WHAT IS RIGHT.”
God is looking to use people in their current sphere of influence. He desires that we take our place as “ministers of reconciliation” to a lost and hurting world. What this phrase implies is that we have tremendous opportunities to share the good news of Jesus, pray for the broken, comfort the distressed, and so much more. Has there ever been a more opportune time than right now?
Through years of walking intimately with Jesus, I’ve learned that God’s ways are far better and beyond anything we could imagine. There was a time in my life when God led me to an experience that had greater purpose outside of me. I was offered and hired for a new position by another department within the company I was working at. I had no intentions of switching job titles. To my amazement, I couldn’t believe how smooth and effortless the whole process was. I would later see that the better opportunity had come my way because God had established a plan to use me as a witness to my new colleagues. If I had not cooperated with the plan that He had set in motion, the people in that department might not have encountered His presence and the love He has for them.
During that time, I was only months into my conversion in the faith. I began integrating a lifestyle of worship, obedience, and learning to walk by faith with Jesus. Inside of me grew a desire to be used by God in whatever manner I could. And as a result, God’s goodness overflowed into my workplace. This is the fruit of every believer when we wholeheartedly seek God’s kingdom and His righteousness. His thoughts towards us are peaceful with a future and hope. He desires to freely give us (and those around us) good gifts as a father does to his children. Tune your attention to God and ask the Lord to align your spirit to His. Pray that the Holy Spirit will lead you to places and people who need to see the light in you.
“Lord, teach me to seek you first before all things. Let my life bring honor to your name. Help to see and trust that you’ve already prepared for me a pathway to share your love with others. Please close all the wrong doors and open the right ones. And wherever you lead me, use me to draw others closer to your love.”