What can YOU do for God right now?
“I’ve been too busy lately with work/school.” “I work all day long; can’t I just relax and do what I want when I get home.” “I would go to church today but I wanted to go hunting, or my kid had a game.” These are all common excuses that we use for ignoring God and doing our own thing. It’s not that we don’t want anything to do with God or that we don’t care about church, but life tends to get in the way.
As a 17 year old high school student, I often find myself doing what I want instead of what I know I should be doing. My reasoning being that I’m young and I’ll have plenty of time to do stuff for God when I’m older. You might think that you’re too young or too old to do God’s work but you are very wrong. God can use anyone from 5 to 95 and beyond. Of course not every age group can do the same things but that’s the beauty of it, we all have a part that we can play in God’s plan.
I am writing this with the hope that whoever is reading is willing to open their heart and their schedules for God. There are a few easy things that you can do to strengthen your walk with God. Number one is reading your Bible every day. Setting aside even just five minutes of your morning or night to read the Bible is vital for a healthy Christian.
Number two is setting aside time to go to church, not only that but giving the preacher or teacher your full attention. There are so many different opportunities that church gives you to serve. Whether it’s as a Sunday school teacher, a worship leader, or a sound guy in the back. You can serve in your church by going to work at outreaches, making food for a social, or even just reaching out to a fellow believer in your church that might need your help.
Prayer is one of the most powerful tools at your disposal as a believer. You should be an active prayer warrior. Praising God for who he is, confessing your sins, thanking him for what he gives you and asking for God to help you. Philippians 4:6-7 says “do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
The last and most important thing that you can do for God right now is evangelizing. Spreading the word of God to other people is what Jesus has called all of us to do. You can hand out tracts at your local Walmart, invite your friends and coworkers to church, or even just share a Christian post on social media.
People of any age can find something from this list that they can do for God. Everyone has a God given talent that they might not be using but it’s there, waiting for you to unleash it on the world. I encourage you to go to your pastor or youth pastor and ask what YOU can do for God and for his church.