Trade Busyness for Fruitfulness

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VERSE:
At daybreak Jesus went out to a solitary place. The people were looking for him and when they came to where he was, they tried to keep him from leaving them. But he said, “I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns also, because that is why I was sent.” And he kept on preaching in the synagogues of Judea.
— Luke 4:42-44

THOUGHT:
In the verses before this passage, Jesus spends the day praying for people, healing the sick and casting out demons. The next day, he was bombarded with people who saw these miracles and they tried to get him to stay. There were needs to be met, and Jesus had the ability to meet them. However, Jesus followed his calling, not his potential. He said “I must preach… because that is why I was sent.”

What were you sent to do? One of the enemy’s tactics is to trick us into wasting our time doing good things that we were never called to do. When we do this, we are trading fruitfulness for busyness.

APPLICATION:
Find what God has called you to do and make it fruitful. Don’t waste your time doing things that you are good at, but aren’t called to.

PRAYER:
Heavenly Father, reveal to me the calling you have on my life, or the calling you have for me in this season. Show me what you have sent me to do. Help me produce fruit by fulfilling my calling, rather than staying busy exercising my potential. In Jesus’ Name I pray, AMEN!

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