Abundant Living

Stay in Motion

Someone made a statement to me a few weeks ago that has stuck with me ever since: God uses those who are in motion.

I’ve been pondering this statement, trying to determine if it’s Biblical.  I don’t recall reading that statement explicitly in the scriptures, but I believe the principle is present in the Bible.  When we look at the lives of people like Abraham, Moses, Esther, Jesus, and Paul, we see God either using those already in motion, or God speaking to people, inspiring them to move.

Biblical View of Motion

Genesis 12:1 records God’s words to Abram:  “Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee.”  God blessed Abram when he obeyed God’s instructions.

We see the Lord speaking to Moses in Exodus 3 instructing him to move, to go to Egypt and tell Pharaoh to let His people go.  Although Moses tried to come up with excuses, he eventually obeyed the Lord’s voice.  Because of his obedience, a multitude of people was freed from slavery in Egypt.

Esther was initially afraid to approach the king, but she eventually uttered the words that make her one of my heroes: “…and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish,” (Esther 4:16).

And in the New Testament, we see Jesus and the twelve disciples, and Paul always on the move, performing the works God ordained them to perform.  

So, there seems to be some validity to what the person told me a few weeks ago.  God does use those who are in motion.  However, we need to ensure we’re moving according to God’s will. 

The Importance of Christian Motion

As we enter the fourth quarter of 2019, we must step out in faith and do those things God called and ordained us to do.  We mustn’t wait nor procrastinate.  We mustn’t come up with excuses nor allow fear to render us unproductive.

As a writer, speaker, and Bible teacher, I’m already in motion.  However, there’s plenty more I could be doing for the Lord.  And I’m committed to doing those things.  What about you?  Are you in motion for the Lord?  

How to Get in Motion

If you know God has called you to perform a particular task or tasks, getting into motion is easy: Do what God called you to do.

If you are unsure what God has called you to do, there’s still work for you to perform:

  1. Pray and ask the Lord for clarity
  2. Fast weekly
  3. Identify your spiritual gifts or talents, and exercise them

We are without excuse.  Ministry opportunities abound, so we don’t have the luxury of staying still.  Procrastination nor laziness has no place in our lives.  There are people all around us, experiencing a multitude of challenges and obstacles.  God desires to use you to minister hope, healing, and deliverance to them.

Indeed, God is using those in motion.  Instead of scrolling through social media, writers, preachers, and speakers should be writing, painters should be painting, dancers should be dancing, singers should be singing, and Bible teachers should be preparing Bible lessons.  I could go on, but I think you get the picture.

God uses those who are in motion.

Whatever you should be doing…DO IT!

Until next time, 

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