I Peter 4:10 (NIV) Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 11 If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.

There are so many excuses I could’ve used to hold back and not serve God, but none of them were good enough to miss God’s best for my life. I mean in doing the things the Lord has assigned to my life, often I just feel like (I can’t and I am not committed enough) or I just don’t have what it takes for some of the people I have to deal with from day to day. What hinders you from serving God? Or do you even know what hinders you from serving God?

Because I have failed in so many ways, God gets all the glory for anything that comes out of my life that’s worth mentioning. So no matter what comes my way, if God can still use me, as embarrassing and frustrating and humbling as it might be, I want to be used for the Lord. I want the same for you. God can use you as well sisters and brothers, imperfections and all.

Whatever you do don’t let anything stop or hinder you from growing closer to the Lord, your life depends on it and the life of your family, friends and even your enemies! Have a great weekend and don’t let anything hold you back from serving God!

For His Kingdom,
Pastor James Baker, Jr.

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