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Are You a “Wanna Be?”

Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV Bible:

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own

understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths

straight.”


I found the following dialog on the web the other day. It made me think

about our trust in our Lord. Do you live like a “Wanna-be-Believer” or a true

“Believer”? It is your call.


Wanna-be : Before I make a commitment to serving God, I want to be assured

that this mission will be successful. I want to know what I will get out of this. Will

there be a testimonial for me? How about a dinner honoring the work that I have

done? An engraved plaque would be appropriate for me, after all I will have been

very faithful.


Believer : Lord, I don’t know if I can do this, but I will go where you lead.


Wanna-be : I want to know if there are benefits. What about insurance? Travel

expenses? What about appropriate clothing and luggage? These things are

important.


Believer : Lord, all I need is your word and I will proclaim your love to all the

people.


Wanna-be : Transportation! Now how is that going to be covered? Do I take my

own car, if I have to you will have to pay mileage or I won’t go. You know the price

of gas and the wear and tear on my vehicle. If you want me to serve, Lord, I want

to know the perks.


Believer : Lord, you have blessed my life. I am so grateful for all you have done

and continue to do. Lead me, guide me......


Wanna-be : I don’t know. I may have to think about this. I’ll see what the family

says. After all, if you don’t have the support of the family, what do you have?


Believer : I’m ready, Lord. Lead me.


As I said I found this on the web with no author and I take no credit for the

writing. I do take heart in the message though. I pray we all will be the “Believer”

in our lives. Then we will see the power of Jesus.


Just Someone’s Thoughts

Pastor Scott

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