In this passage, Paul makes it clear that we are to be ready for Christ’s return, but not concerned about the details of how or when. He says to focus on living in the light, being full of faith and love. We can plan for the future, but can’t let those worries distract us from our calling in the present. Being ready doesn’t mean having a perfectly organized plan established, but rather living each moment led by the Spirit – being who the Lord has created you to be.
1. How do you respond when your plans are derailed? Are you able to seek God’s redirection?
2. What worries about the future do you need to let go and allow Christ to handle?
Challenge: The next time you sense God nudging you to be the hands and feet of Jesus to someone, be willing to put aside your schedule and step forward. Letting an opportunity to be led by the Holy Spirit pass you by will always turn into regret later. Practice being ready to accept God’s call!
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