“Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures.” ~Romans 1:1, 2
When I was learning how to drive one of the soundest advice was to always stay in my lane. This proved to be helpful while driving in crazy city traffic, bad weather conditions, and even on long the dark roads. The principle still is very useful years later. Stay in my lane even has value in other areas of life.
Paul understood his role or his lane, and the more he embraced his call, in that call he was effective and infections. Paul knew the he was an apostle; and in that role he demonstrated leadership that the church needed. He knew that he was called to preach the gospel of grace, and lived his life to further the good news. Moreover, he identifies himself as a servant. This role is most likely the least favorite, usually the most worked, with least recognitions. But he doesn’t care because he understands the significance of staying in his lane. He is not Jesus; he is His servant.
Likewise, we all have different roles in are life; some of us fathers, some are sons, hopefully employees or employers, brothers, uncles etc… various faucets with various responsibilities. But we all share in the roles as co-laborers in the faith. We might not have the preaching role or musical abilities or even the best testimony. But God has provided wisdom to stay in the gifts/lane He provided.
And like Paul, there is one role all us share; the responsibility to serve our Lord Jesus Christ. We must claim this role as fellow sojourners. Staying in this lane doesn’t mean we carry the load of the world, but it does require an action on our behalf. God created us for great works for His kingdom. Let’s be good stewards and stay in our lane.
Written by Juan Mendez. Juan is Colony of Mercy graduate and full time staff member at America’s Keswick.
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Daily Quote: “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows; it empties today of its strength.” ~Corrie Ten Boom
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: Though an army may encamp against me, My heart shall not fear; Though war may rise against me, In this I will be confident.~Psalm 27:3 (NKJV)