Redeeming Your Time

2 Thessalonians 3:6 Now we command (instruct) you, beloved, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to keep away from believers who are living in idleness and not according to the tradition that they received from us.

"A body in motion, stays in motion", "A body at rest, stays at rest" is an arthritis commercial but it is a very true statement.

If you allow yourself to hang around people that aren't doing much, it won't be long before you begin to act the same way. If you are a person who likes to do things, it's best to be connected to someone who is like minded. When you connect to someone that is not moving or slowly moving, you will begin to experience a tug-of-war in what you were doing.

I am seeing far too many believers becoming idle concerning the things of the kingdom of heaven. At a former church I attended, I would often hear members say, "I don't have anything to do", which was not true. It was that the desire for doing anything was not of the right motive. They often sought after positions that was already occupied by someone else. Because of their idleness, they would stir up a lot of drama and were busybodies of which scripture says in 2 Thessalonians 3:11 Yet we hear that some of you are leading undisciplined lives and accomplishing nothing but being busybodies.

People of God, there is more than enough that needs to be done concerning the kingdom of God. It may not always be what you want to do but you should not let that stop you from being busy (productive) for God. Sometimes you're being tested and you passing will determine if you are ready for the thing you want to do. I've watched repeatedly people failing because they did not understand why a particular position or responsibility was given to someone else. The Father and pastors are wise enough to know who to trust with certain responsibilities and tasks. It's not always seen in the natural why someone else was assigned but I encourage you to do a self-evaluation and pray about it. Often we think we're ready for a particular thing but we're not. Again, because you were not allowed or assigned to do a thing don't let that interfere with you doing something else that is as equally contributing to the overall furtherance of that ministry and the kingdom of God/heaven.

Don't fall "victim" to becoming idle over an assignment/task; because in you seeking out something else or you being assigned to something different just may reveal a skill set or talent or gift you didn't know you had. For me, this happened regarding several things and because I willingly accepted it, though it wasn't what I asked to do, I was able to be a blessing to so many.

Be diligent in guarding your relationships, your goals, your drive to succeed, etc. from those who potentially have the ability to drain the strength out of your movement. This is applicable spiritually and naturally.

Be blessed

Evangelist Nodella S. Jordan

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