The LORD said to Moses, "Tell the Israelites to choose something to give me as a special contribution. You must accept whatever contribution each person freely gives" EXODUS 25 : 1 - 2
ARE YOU TRULY PREPARED TO GIVE TO GOD .. WILLINGLY AND WITHOUT HESITATION ?
In the above Word, you read how God is speaking to Moses .. God's conversation is about people giving or offering a special gift or contribution to Him ..
But as you read this Word, you must understand very clearly the instruction that God gives Moses about receiving the gifts and offerings ..
God did not tell Moses to take and accept everything that the people offered as a special contribution .. NO .. in fact the instruction to Moses was this .. accept whatever contribution, gift or offering that each person freely and willingly gives ..
And that is the lesson that you can learn from the Scripture .. When you give, you must always do so with a willing heart and without hesitation !!
Giving to God willingly and without hesitation basically comes down to .. Do you really have the desire to give or not ?
Your desire to give .. This is an attitude that you develop in your life, and you can refer to this attitude as your " Want To " and without a " want to " in your life, you will never really achieve anything of significance.
Each and every one of us has had to in the past or are in the process of pushing through tough, hard, negative situations and circumstances in our lives .. and while it is very important to state that although many of us have a strong calling from God on our lives .. we must still each have that little something extra, that fire in our bellies .. We must have lots and lots of " want to " !!
Perhaps instead of using the words " want to ", you could call that fire in your belly your passion and it is your passion that inspires, encourages and motivates you to work hard, to push forward and to make the sacrifices that you are called to make .. all with a good and willing attitude.
In your day to day life, your " want to " is a very, very powerful tool .. With it you are capable of doing your job well .. you can keep your home clean and tidy .. you can save money .. you can get yourself out of debt .. It simply enables you to set dreams and goals for yourself and it drives you to reach them.
Many of us do not like to admit to the fact that our victories and our defeats are all connected to our " want to "
We seem to have become so comfortable blaming all our failures on someone or something else .. We blame the devil .. We blame other people .. We blame the past .. We blame .. We blame .. We blame .. when in actual fact the hard, cold truth is that we do not have enough of the right kind of " want to " .. the right kind of passion !!
So what you need to do as a matter of urgency is to sit back and take a long, hard, brutally honest look at your " Want To " !!
You have to allow yourself to become raw and honest enough to admit .. Lord, I did not win that victory because I really did not want to .. Lord, I did not pray today because I really did not want to .. Lord, I did not read your Word today because I really did not want to .. Lord, I did not have fellowship with you today because I really did not want to .. Lord, what I did instead was sit on the couch watching soapies and eating popcorn because that is really what I wanted to do ..
Keeping the above in mind .. There Is Nothing .. absolutely nothing wrong with relaxing and enjoying your life, as long as you always keep your priorities .. your " want to " .. your passions right !!
You have to understand that ultimately you will always end up doing what you want to do in your life .. If you have a strong desire, a burning passion to do something .. no matter what .. you will find a way to reach your goals and make your dreams come true.
You must face the fact that you have to take responsibility for your life, your actions and your deeds, and although this is a process that you might find difficult and challenging, it is important for you to remember that it is the" Truth " that will set you free .. John 8 : 32
If you are going to serve our Awesome God and you are going to be His representative to the world, you must have a holy and blessed " want to " .. God will not pay any attention to your " good works " if you are doing them with hesitation instead of performing them out of love, willingness and with no hesitation what-so-ever.
WHEN PRAISES GO UP .. BLESSINGS COME DOWN