An anxious young college student recently said to a highly respected entrepreneur, “I need your guidance. I know that you are very successful so I know that any advice you give me would be very worthwhile. Can you give me a few words that can guide me through life?”
“Yes,” he replied. “But first, you must know that they come from the Bible and that I have found them most reliable.”
The first word is anything. Be willing to do any work or task that God places before you. Accept all of His assignments with confidence because He has never planned for anyone to fail.
The second word is anywhere. Be ready to follow Him wherever He leads you. The will of God won’t lead you where the grace of God can’t protect you or His power will not provide for your every need.
Finally, any cost. Nothing is too precious to give up for the Lord. And, whatever you give up for Him will be given back to you many, many times over. And, above all, remember this: Give up everything for Him but do not give Him up for anything.
Jesus said, “Take up your cross and follow me!” To be one of His disciples means that we are willing to do whatever He asks us to do, wherever He asks us to do it. And, it is essential to realize one crucial fact: God equips everyone for success. Each of His opportunities come with a guarantee that He will give us the ability to succeed if we are willing to do the work His way.
Prayer: Father, may we realize that being Your disciples carries with it the responsibility to honor You in everything we do. May we do our best for Your sake. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: Then, calling the crowd to join his disciples, he said, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross, and follow me. Mark 8:34
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