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God Wants You!

Updated on July 12, 2011

Brothers Keepers

Yes you are needed in the heavenly plan of salvation to represent God’s holiness, His righteous character in a world where there is little thirst for Godliness, decency, respect for life and where morality is waning. You may be one who looks at the falling in standards of respectability in the homes, in schools, and in society and wish things were different but left it for someone else to sort out. Are you one of those who believe our governments should be all things to all men that you pay your taxes for them to take the necessary actions, and that’s your lot for them to get on with it and sort it out? Are you comforted by the fact that there are enough prisons built enough to sway people from a life of indiscipline, crime and violence? Well from God’s point of view enough is never enough until we become our brother’s keepers. God wants you to stand in the gap, wherever there is a need for someone to speak out against lawless society. He wants you in the homes to set good example as parents, to instil decency and honesty into their lives, “when they are old they will not depart from them” (Proverbs). He needs you in schools, to instil discipline, in courts to give true justice in government to take the lead in morality and truth, in the pulpit to “preach the word for a witness”. Yes God, needs you, whatever your race or creed, whatever your colour or culture, whatever your gender there is a place for you to serve. Will you today answer that call, will you take up the challenge, and will you stand in the gap and make a difference?

Strong Leadership

Why are we losing so many young lives to drugs and a life of crime? Why are our prisons overcrowded and why does governments plans to tackle crime and violence and indiscipline pervading our societies continues to fail? The problems lies in our homes, in our schools which reflects at our jobs and the environment in which we live and whenever and whereever there is a need to be filled, it could be your name that is being called, the imprints of your hand and feet that are needed to make the change! Families are in trouble, they try their best but the system let them down. We see too many one parent families, teenage pregnancies and drug addicts at the helm of families and the result is a downward cycle that kept repeating itself over and again. We need moral fibre in parents, upright moms and more dads in homes to lead from the front, strong leadership in the clergy and in society eradicating indifference and ethical compromises. You could be one of those who look at the tragedies befalling societies, gun totting youths in our neighbourhood, students killing students, people killing in the name of God, suicide bombing, armed conflicts pregnant with political indecisions. Why can there not be a strong and effective leadership found in leading nations in fact all nations of our world to erradicate poverty, correct wrongs and issue decree which will work in a modern setting?

Placement

Your name maybe written on a wall in a clinic in Zimbabwe, on a school board teaching in Soweto, South Africa, on the southern cost of New Orleans distributing aid, or South America with a medical assistance team. However, your calling may not be on the international mission field, the need may be no further than your own front door, or in your neighbourhood, but you are needed. God wanted someone to “stand in the gap” (Ezek 22:30, not on a foreign field but in Israel, and between their evil ways and His righteous character. A search through out the land could not find anyone who has not messed up, departing from the righteousness of God. That search continues today, the call is ongoing, for someone to bridge the gap between righteousness and lawlessness. In every society, in every home, in every street, in every school, business places, in the corridors of power God wants someone to stand up for right above wrongs. To seek justice and practice it, to stand out in the crowd when everyone else say no you can say yes. Whenever a mother or fatherless child cries, wherever there is hunger and famine sometimes even in our great economy children are suffering, there is a need and your name may on it. Nobody knows for sure what our gifts are, where God wants us to serve, until we get involved and we find our place. It was there all the time and it is ours to keep until He returns to earths shattered landscape. It’s like passing by the shopping mall and something caught our eyes, we don’t know it fits until we try, and we are smitten, convinced it will be suitable for that planned engagement, it’s taken home and it’s ours as long as we keep it. Do you know your calling? Is it not about time you find out? If God calls you to fight the righteous cause you bet your bottom dollar you will be equipped effectively for the task. Don’t sit down and let your gifts or talents goes to waste, find your place now, just tell Him you are ready to serve, to be placed where He needs you, and He will direct you towards where He wants you to serve.

Wrong Directions

Yound people today are fed a diet of false images for success, before they reach their teen years they want to be movie stars, many wants to become a super model. We see Hollywood, the fashion industry, magazines and leading newspapers leading the way in teaching young women that the only way to be successful it to starve yourself, to be a certain size, way below what is normal size for women many close to death before they are rescued, many not so lucky. The wrong images, of models, bones barely covered by skins, barely alive bony ass women parading as super models, as ideal images of women. The type of images, of women when you look into their eyes, they looked barely alive, the walking dead and we call this liberated society. How many more women will die before someone say enough is enough? Get rid of the glossy magazines, the people who promote the wrong images needs to be ashamed. Every man knows and is confirmed by research findings that a woman is beautiful with curves, and thats what makes a woman beauiful to look at, desirable, who she is. The woman image with no curves straight as stick is being sold as the ideal image for women, among many young girls causing an epidemic of starvation and death in yound lives. We need the modern women to stand up and take a lead, and say enough is enough, women you are wanted. This may be your call, the time of decision for many to escape this industry of exploits and misinformation. Stand up now, it mayb today you make the most important decision of your life to stand back and stop the distruction of women in films, fashion and magazine industry. When you've found your place of service, I guarantee you it won’t be like the proverbial square peg trying to fit into a round hole you will know you are rightly placed, you will make a positive difference, and you will be noticed.

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    MR Black 8 years ago from UK, Europe

    I am happy the article has touched your heart in the way you said, and I do wished more people could see, read, and be affected by it the same way. Valerie, you are made in God's image and that makes you beautiful, talented and purposeful, even before you heard it from another human being. We all are like arrows shot from a bow, aiming for a mark. Not many people find that mark, the reasons why we wonder around aimlessley and not making the right decisions in our lives. For us to truly find our ultimate potential, we must find out who we are, why we are here, and where we are going. When we answer those questions then we can affect meaningful change to our lives, to our families and to our world. The world would then be a better place to live in, but change starts inside us, just like a beacan of light, starts small but then lights up a whole room.

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    CoCoa_81 8 years ago from Shreveport, Louisiana

    This hub has touched my heart in a way that no other has, thank you so much. I will surely continue reading your work. Valerie

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    Susette 8 years ago

    I stll beleive I am blessed even though many things do not work in my favour. But more importantly, I share the hope I have in Christ when I vist inmates in prison, or the nursing homes. I might not be able to preach, teach, or evangelise but I think God is using me in a very small way to add meaning to someone else's life. I agree with you God wants us because we all can make that difference, which to many its between life or death, hope or despair.

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    MR Black 8 years ago from UK, Europe

    F. Kenneth Taylor, I appreciate your honesty and where you're coming from, thanks for your response. For many people just giving a testimony about God's goodness is not enough, so you are displying a common human tendency. Unless many of us, if we can't touch it, feel it ,if we can't see it, taste it, then it's not there. Our faith is weakened if it last for more than a day, if it doesn't happen now, today, at this moment that I need it, then God isn't listening. So, don't beat up yourself too much if you have a little bit of doubt, it happens to the best of us. The faith chapter (Hebrews 11) is a passage of hope, of which many of us cling to when all around us began to crumble. For those guys the real hope they cling to was not in their lifetime, they experienced dreadful deaths, yet die with their hope intact, "for they look for a city with foundation, whose builder and make is God". You see, Mr Taylor, human life does not exist or carried on by the multitude of things we accumulate. What if we didn't get that job promotion, we worked hard, we deserve it, but we were overlooked? What about that dream home, or car, will we, should we lose hope because things did not work out the way we planned? What does God have to say about our needs? He said, cast all your cares on Him because He cares for us, will we, or should we beleive this? He promised also, to supply all our needs, from His riches in glory, does this gives us anymore hope? The story of Joseph is a fitting example of how God works, I have no doubt Joseph sat in the pit, and later in the Jail thinking he had so much hope early in life, but there he was at the mercy of his captors in jail. Was he suffereing yes, but he humbled himself so much his captors and even other inmates took note, he was blessed even in Jail. God had him in those painful experience for a reason. God elevated him, later from the prison to the palace, but how much later? The records showed he went into Egypt around age 17, but only started to rule at age 30, what an experience? It may not be today, tomorrow or even next year friend, but God is true to His words, and so what if He did not come through for you in this life? The book of Hebrew gives hope for the future, or if not in this life there is a surety in the next.

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    F. Kenneth Taylor 8 years ago

    Great article, and well written. I feel the same as Janet T, and have received your same reply 'in-so-many-words', but thats simply not enough for me, I need something more solid, more reliable - That tells me nothing & does nothing for me, but nonetheless, I still do my all to remain faithful, hopeful & to keep pushing onward

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    MR Black 8 years ago from UK, Europe

    Janet, God's ways are beyond human reasoning or comprehension. Why bad things happen to good people is a question that is always asked. His ways are not mans ways neither is His thoughts, we just need to trust Him some more I think. I do know that if you ask Him for a pear He will not give you a snake. I know also He knows what you need, sometimes, it is whether we are ready to receive the blessings He has instore for us

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    janet T 8 years ago

    If God loves and wants me as you say, why does my life remain the same? I pray, but I also have needs, and my needs seem to stand before me, how do I overlook my desires in terms of Gods needs for me

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    MR Black 8 years ago from UK, Europe

    I agree Jo, let us shout it on top of the roof, on the mountains, over the hills and everywhere

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    Joan 8 years ago

    God is awesome and his aim is that we all be saved and so inspite of what the enemy says he has a place for all of us. He is so loving and kind

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    MR Black 8 years ago from UK, Europe

    Just being alive Jo, are blessings we don't show appreciation for very often, but to help someone in need is a sign we recognise and wants to share in His labour of love

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    Joan 8 years ago

    God is awesome and his aim is that we all be saved and so inspite of what the enemy says he has a place for all pof us. He is so loving and kind

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    MR Black 8 years ago from UK, Europe

    Thanks create a page, just hope we all will find our place as our calling is sure

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    create a page 8 years ago from Maryland, USA

    Good hub. Very thought provoking.

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    MR Black 8 years ago from UK, Europe

    Thans for the reassurances Jo, I hope too that Sam will realise her true value in time and be lifted out of depression.

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    Joan 8 years ago

    I knew that the Lord had a special purpose for you and here you are fulfilling same. May person like sam really come to the realization that Jesus died for persons like her and myself. I was never perfect but he reached out for me. In times like this we all need a Saviour who will anchor us in the storm. He love all of us don't let that evil one tell you otherwise.

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    MR Black 8 years ago from UK, Europe

    Sam you are valuable in God's eyes, that why He sent His son to die. Not for holy people that He came into the world but for imperfect one, you and I. You are a treasure waiting to be discovered.

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    Samantha Drake 8 years ago

    I am trying to find words to express myself here, but why would God wants someone like me. I feel I don't have what it takes to make a difference.

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    Janet Thompson 8 years ago

    This has touched me, I am feeling lonely an unwanted lately, but you have given me hope.

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    MR Black 8 years ago from UK, Europe

    Will you today answer that call, will you take up the challenge, and will you stand in the gap and make a difference?

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