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God Says To Just Show Up And He Will Do the Rest This Year

We get busy and caught up with the stuff of life and try to do everything we can to make it. We trust God, read our Bible, pray, attend worship services, give, and sometimes make it to a prayer meeting or outreach. We work and care for our families, yet it seems like we are always struggling somewhere.

Many of us are consistent and faithful in the things of God, and yet it seems like nothing ever changes or we come up short. Whether it is seeing loved ones come to salvation, financial breakthrough, healings, or just a change in our nation, we all are contending for the gospel to go forth wherever we go. We want to see God move.

Yet, we must try the latest formula, newest prayer method, or outreach tactic. We read books and listen to podcasts, and things shift momentarily, but we never see God move like we want. Perhaps God is doing more behind the scenes than we realize.

God is doing more than you realize. You should be more focused on the solution rather than the problem.

Showing Up Is Obedience

I Have said it before: none of us can do everything needed to advance the gospel. That is why Jesus sent the Holy Spirit, so that ‘greater works’ can be done before He returns. God asks each one of us to partner with Him in building His kingdom. The assignments are different.

If you obey Him and do what he asks, that is all that is required of you. Obviously, we need to do the basics such as Bible study, prayer, fellowship, corporate worship, and all that is entailed in being part of a New Testament congregation.

However, we are given assignments for our individual callings. Jesus calls us, chooses us, and all we need to do is say yes. By saying ‘yes’ to Jesus, all we need to do is ‘show up’ and leave the results up to HIm.

Show up for work and wait to see how He moves. You have prayed for colleagues to be saved or a pay raise, and now you need to come to work and do your best and expect Him to move. Maybe you have been witnessing to your neighbor who is opposed to everything you believe.

All you can do is set the example and demonstrate what it means to follow Jesus. That means showing up for the kingdom by smiling even when unpleasant and esteeming your godless neighbor more than yourself.

All you can do is obey, and that equates to showing up. Even when you are in doubt and unbelief, depression, fear, or whatever may be holding you back, if you show up, God can use that. He can’t use you when you let depression or fear rule the day and keep you in bed or at home.

Showing up when you don’t feel like it catches God’s attention, and He can work with that.

Showing Up Is Faith

Once again, if someone shows up for work, ministry, or whatever your assignment is, it correlates to faith. You go to work believing that you will receive compensation at some point. You attend worship services or prayer meetings because you believe that is Biblical and that doing so will produce fruit in your life and others.

“By faith-” Those are the words at the beginning of Hebrews chapter 11. Everyone listed there were ordinary people that God called and used because they believed God and showed up where He told them to.

Consider if Abraham showed up on Moriah without Isaac or sent Isaac, but he didn’t go. Or what if Noah never cut the first tree down to build the ark? Perhaps, if Gideon had stayed in the winepress, the Midianites would continue to subdue and intimidate the Israelites.

All we know is that the people who did great exploits were like you and me, except that they should up, obeyed, and God used them. There are so many through the ages whose names have almost been forgotten, but heaven saw them when they showed up.

Showing Up Is Not Quitting

I have repeatedly been told that I don’t quit or give up. But it seems I have resigned so many times that I lost count. I am still writing and doing other kingdom work.

Many like me who get to the point that it would be easier to quit our assignment and go away and let Satan win. However, if you are reading this, you have not yet quit. Jesus told us not to put our hands to the plow and then walk away, or else we disqualify ourselves from the kingdom of God.

It is easy to say, “I quit,” and then sit and pout because it is hard. However, Jesus never said it would be easy, and He needs each of us on the frontlines in the war against hell. We demonstrate that we have not quit by showing up every morning in the word, personal prayer, and fellowship with the Lord and going out the door to fulfill our kingdom assignment.

Showing Up Pleases The Father

When John baptized Jesus, the heavens opened, and He proclaimed He was pleased with His Son because He showed up and allowed John to baptize him. So, likewise, we are His children, and he is rejoicing over you and me right now because we have demonstrated that we trust Him and showed up.

Even if we fail to be consistent, He is still pleased because we come back. We have no other place to go or serve because we are sold out to Him, and He is pleased. I am excited at the notion that the Father is pleased with me. What about you?

Time To Show Up

It is a new year on the Gregorian calendar, and for most, that means a fresh start. If you fell behind last year for whatever reason, now is the time to wipe the slate clean and announce, “I am going to show up.” Who knows what God can do?

Like me, you go year after year, and it seems you make some progress, but you need to see what He has promised. Perhaps, more is hidden than you know, and this year will be the year that all of the promises God has made to you come to light. All He asks is for you to show up and be ready to obey, which will please Him!!

Published by Joseph Floyd

I am a disciple of Christ, Husband, Father of 3 grown daughters. My wife and have a heart for the nation's and we long to see every nation worshipping Jesus around the throne. I enjoy writing, languages, international culinary of all kinds, travel, gardening, and cooking. My goal is to see the church and the nations prepared for the King's return, Jesus Christ.

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