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Leap? No, Let's Build A Bridge

Posted: Monday, April 18

Pastor Tom Murray // Missions & Christian Education Pastor

Pastor Tom Murray // Missions & Christian Education Pastor

One Year Bible Reading Guide:

Joshua 16:1-18:28
Luke 19:1-27
Psalm 87:1-7
Proverbs 13:11 

 

Verse of the day:

Wealth from get-rich-quick schemes quickly disappears; wealth from hard work grows over time. (Proverbs 13:11)


There is a gap between where we are and where God has called us to be.

 

 

We can try to leap over that gap by taking shortcuts.  There’s a chance it will work out.  We are more likely to end up damaging our credibility and suffering financial loses we cannot afford.

 

 

Or, we can build a bridge with hard work and time invested in preparation.

 

 

“Wealth from get-rich-quick schemes quickly disappears; wealth from hard work grows over time” (Proverbs 13:11 NLT).

 

 

The college graduate with a business degree does not move out of the classroom directly into the CEO’s chair of a large corporation.  New military recruits do not become generals right after basic training.  The runner who struggles to jog around the block is not ready to compete in a track event at the next Olympics.

 

 

When we pursue the desires and passions God has placed on our hearts, we must be willing to put in hard work and time.

 

 

Jesus modeled the importance of training.  He mentored the disciples for more than two years before the Holy Spirit empowered them to launch the church.  

 

 

Missionaries invest hundreds of hours studying theology, learning languages and raising financial support before serving in foreign countries.

 

 

How is God leading you to use your talents, skills, abilities and dreams?

 

 

That’s an important question to pursue in prayer.  But, it is a question should followed with another.

 

 

What training and hard work will it take to get there?