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Lord, What Do You Want Me To Do?

By Dennis Love

McDowell County


After his glorious conversion in Acts 9, Paul asked God a question that every one of us should ask: “Lord, what do You want me to do?”   Each of us is unique: no one has a thumbprint like yours.  No one has DNA like yours.  No wonder God has a job for you to do that no one else can do quite as you can.  Paul never stopped asking this question.  I’m afraid that we do.

Now that we have broken through into another New Year and 2020 is behind us, isn’t it time for us to start asking, “Lord, what do You want me to do today?”  Since there is a purpose for our life that is accompanied by a divine plan that existed even before we took our first breath, we must constantly ask the Lord this question on an ongoing basis.  Isn’t it an awesome and profound thought that God says to you and me; “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you” (Jeremiah 1:5.)  In other words, before your parents knew you and before you were even conceived, God knew you and He knew me.  You are not an accident.  There is a specific, tailor-made design for your life.  God has a purpose and a plan just for you.  THINK ABOUT THAT.  Before you were conceived, God knew you!  God also said in that same verse that He ordained Jeremiah to be a prophet to the nations.

Do we understand that God has “ordained” us for a special task for which He has uniquely gifted us?  Just as God has set and assigned each star in the heavens, He has assigned you a job that no one can do quite as you can.  Realize that true success in life comes with knowing God’s will for your life and then doing it.  But before that can ever happen we must ask the Lord this question; “Lord, what do You want me to do?”  Be sincere and ask the Lord to show you the job He has just for you to do that no one else can do like you!  There is a divine plan for you!  There is a divine purpose for you!  And that divine plan and purpose were put in place even before you were born.  Don’t you think that 2021 is the year for you to seek it and then fulfill it?

This could be a spiritual year like no other if we will sincerely ask the Lord the same question Paul asked; “Lord, what do You want me to do?  Now, in my opinion, that’s something to really think about!  It’s not only something to really think about it, it’s something we should put into practice now before it is too late.  Life will never work like it ought to work and you will never feel right until we ask this question and then carry it out to fruition.  “Lord, what do You want me to do?”


Dr. Dennis Love is the Senior Pastor at Glenwood Baptist Church in Marion, NC. He and his wife Vicki have been married for 39 years. They have been in Marion for 5 years. They have two sons and three grandchildren. You can visit the Glenwood Baptist Church Facebook page or The Glenwood Baptist Church Website

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