The best messages that preachers preach are the messages they need to in fact hear the most. It might even be in the area they struggle with the most. Let the lazy man preach hard work and walk it out in the grace of God! That was me! I am so lazy and don't like doing work AT ALL. I also would enjoy being disorganized for the rest of my life! And I never think that the word "leader" is related to me at all. But God uses these people for some reason, and I'm not saying this in a self-focused way. We are ALL in fact leaders, so we might as well say it. We are all influencing someone whether we like it or not. So I might as well get used to hard work and while I'm at it, start organizing (facing my battles and struggle in the grace of God with God's power) communicating to the people I need to communicate with to get the job done because for those who like hard work, they need to relax a little; let them preach depending on God like it all depends on Him..because it does! But for those who like to be really lazy, let them NOT preach the message, "Wait for the Lord and do nothing in the process." Let them preach the message: "work like it all depends on you!" Because in this case, God has already done all of the hard work. Now it's time for your butt to get up and start doing something too! He saved you all by himself, now He wants you to start participating in the Kingdom. He bought you with a price to go to, to restore relationships back to the father, that is what God is calling you out to do. If you ever hear a preacher passionate about a subject, it can many times mean that they have fought the good fight and with God's help and with their bold confidence in Him overcome! Ask Him: God what messages are you wanting me to preach today?
For me, I am feeling a fire inside to preach: hard work! preach: confidence! preach humility! preach: my identity in Christ! I am a child of the most high God! preach: Encouragement (I have never been a discourager, but this is my gift) preach: being organized, having a plan and being a leader!
Lord help us to lead in these areas. Help us to be willing and open in these areas you are helping us with the most! Help us to encourage someone weaker in these areas. Teach us to help others. Teach us to help others who have been struggling in areas we have already completely overcome!
Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning hooks into spears; let the weak say, “I am a warrior.” Joel 3:10
If you'd like to accept Jesus into your life today, pray this simple prayer of God's love and grace today: Lord Jesus, I thank you for dying for all my sin; now Lord I invite you into my heart. Come and be my everything today and forever. Forgive my sin as I make You and you alone Lord in my life. Amen. Now read the book of God's love in the Bible: The book of John chapters 1-21. God promises He will guide your life. Pray and ask God to bring the right people into your life. God will guide you to the right church full of people who love His words in the Bible. Our God is so faithful. God bless you today.