Many Christians are hoping and desiring to do some great
work for Jesus but think that they do not have opportunity. Do not worry about your opportunities,
just ask the Lord what He would have you do today. Below are some things that we can begin to do
1 Surrender your will to Jesus and be completely on the Lord’s
“Will you not without delay place yourself
in right relation to God? Will you not
say, ‘I will give my will to Jesus, and I will do it now,’ and from this moment
be wholly on the Lord’s side? Disregard
custom and the strong clamoring of appetite and passion. Give Satan no chance to say: ‘You are a
wretched hypocrite.’ Close the door so
that Satan will not thus accuse and dishearten you. Say, ‘I will believe, I do believe that God
is my helper,’ and you will find that you are triumphant in God.
. . . It will take, at times,
every particle of will power which you possess.” Testimonies, vol. 5,
2 Arise and make a stand against Satan.
“The means is provided, and no one will have
any excuse for sin. If you fail of
overcoming, there are reasons for this.
Ye will not obey God’s revealed will; ye will not pray; ye will not
strive; ye will not fight evil habits and unholy thoughts. Are ye stronger than God? Can ye, dare ye, contend with the
Eternal? If you are not proof against
God’s judgments, proof against His vengeance, then go on no longer in your own
evil ways. Arise and make a stand
against Satan. Be doing something, and
do it now. Repent now, confess,
to Ministers and Gospel Workers, 455, 456.
3 Dedicate a portion of your income to getting the Three Angels’
Messages to the entire world.
“If we fold our hands in unbelieving
idleness, Jesus cannot do many mighty works for us. We are standing upon the very threshold of
the eternal world, and we need to realize the claims God has upon us to do something, and to do it now. . . . Every genuine Christian will be a worker with
Christ. He cannot selfishly hoard the
means in his keeping; God wants it, and he cannot withhold the intrusted talent.” Review
and Herald, January 15,
“I ask you, my brethren and sisters, to do
what you can to help, and do it now. Let
your means be invested in this work that is so far-reaching. This is the work of God. He has given us great advantages for the
carrying on of His work.” Lake
Union Herald, September 13, 1911.
4 Go to work to save at least one soul.
“The message borne to the people by the
faithful servants of God will not be calculated to lull them to carnal
security. They will have words to speak
to stir them to action. We call upon
those who are imitating Meroz to arouse. Go to work; do something for the salvation of
souls, something to advance the cause of God; and do it now. You have but little time in which to
labor. The Lord has given to every man
his work according to his ability. To
meet the claims of God, you will have to make personal effort
. . . . Upon every
one, old or young, rests a responsibility in this matter.” Review and Herald, January 8, 1884.
be concluded . . .