Excel in One

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There is a striking incident in the Scriptures mentioned in the sixth chapter of the Book of Acts. With the spectacular outpouring of the Holy Spirit, thousands of people started becoming Christ disciples and amazing miracles were happening through the apostles. Everywhere people were talking about the extraordinary growth of the Church.

Meanwhile, there arose a major food distribution problem among the disciples. So the apostles took a wise decision to avoid themselves from handling the issue directly, but selected a group of qualified folks and delegated the matter into their hands. Because of this, the food distribution problem was solved and the Church experienced multiplied growth since the apostles had the freedom to focus on the things God has called them to do.

This incident is a powerful reminder to the truth that we cannot be involved in all sorts of things and expect to be successful. The old proverb “jack of all trades but master of none” communicates this message.

If we want to see productivity, like the apostles, we have to focus on that one thing the Lord has called us to do and keep ourselves away from all that could interrupt the divine task. God has designed for every one a specific race to run. This is what apostle Paul meant when he said, “let us run with endurance the race that is set before us” (Hebrews 12:1).

As we move forward step by step on the course the Lord has set for us, His plan will become clearer. As a result, reaching our destiny will become easier.

As His Body, Christ wants everyone who follows Him to function in their particular roles. No one is good at everything. When we understand our areas of strengths and limitations, we will be able to do our roles more effectively and without struggle.

Ephesians 5:16-17 (NLT) declares, “Make the most of every opportunity for doing good in these evil days. Don’t act thoughtlessly but try to understand what the Lord wants you to do”.

So be faithful in what the Lord has called you to do right now. Whatever your profession is, whether as a doctor, engineer, accountant, employee, student, teacher, pastor, prophet, government official or any other, focus on and excel in that one area. Avoid jumping into all kinds of opportunities that come your way. Evaluate these avenues prayerfully and take appropriate decisions. As you do so, God will progressively reveal more of His plans about your life.

If we are pressurized into doing something we are not called to do, it would produce great trouble in our spirit and it will not create any good result. On the other hand, we will be passionate and peaceful to do what we know God has called us to do even if we face pressures and hardships from outside.

You are called to excel in one specific area, not in all areas. That is your area of success and fruitfulness. That is the area where God is greatly glorified through you.

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