I heard a story I found hilarious the other day...actually it was at the last day of my favorite Bible study. Well, it was funny at first...until I got the point. Ouch!
We were told the story of this guy who was driving through the country and came to this old barn. He stopped because he saw a whole bunch of targets painted on the back...and even more amazing...each had an arrow directly in the bulls-eye. He went out into the field to talk to the farmer. He said, "Gee, you must be quite a good shot...I noticed your target shooting on the barn." The farmer said, "Oh that!? Yeah, that was my son's doing. Ya see, he shot all those arrows at the barn and then went and painted the targets around them like that!"
Seriously, I laughed and giggled for quite a bit about this...but the application is what hurts. We are created to do the good works HE'S prepared for us to do. It shocked me to think how often I don't ask for blessing until after the fact. You can't shoot the arrows in life or ministry and then draw the target afterward. The point was that only when Christians follow Jesus' leading do they have eternal results in ministry.
So, are you seeing the eternal value in your life and work? Do you see the Lord's activity at work in you...cuz you're doing what He's prepared??
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