Leaving a Legacy Ministries with Codi Gandee

Using the Word to Encourage Others



go for it

Nehemiah set out to build the wall around Jerusalem. He had just finished rallying the Jewish nation when the surrounding countries interjected their opinion: “are you crazy?” And “this will never work!” 

Nehemiah looked them in the eye and stood on God’s promise. “It is going to work and you have no part in it. We aren’t consulting you.”
And then Nehemiah and the people began to work on what the Lord had given them. 
Remember this: we don’t need the world’s nod of approval before we do the work of the Lord. We need only God’s confirmation.

Popular Opinion: Not Necessary

Galatians 1:15-16

Paul began preaching as soon as he was certain that that was the will of God for his life.

It is interesting that he also pointed out that he didn’t go to others to gather their opinion on this calling from Christ.

Perhaps it was because he knew that their opinions shouldn’t sway his decision.

I encourage you to go forth with what The Lord has laid on your heart. Don’t look to others for confirmation. Also, don’t look to others hoping for discouragement.

Just trust Jesus’ guiding and boldly go on.

Seeking Reassurance

Psalm 27:11

I Samuel 23:1-5

It had come to David’s attention that the Philistines were warring against Keilah. David went to The Lord asking if he should lead his people into battle against the Philistines.

The Lord said yes. He told him, “Go, and smite the Philistines, and save Keilah.”

David rallied the troops. He told them the plan of action.

They were hesitant. They were doubtful that The Lord would ask this of them.

So David enquired of The Lord yet again. And again he received the same instruction.

So David and his men fought the Philistines. They saved Keilah.

Isn’t it a comfort to know that God is leading us?

The whole world may be going in a different direction but knowing that God is with you gives you the courage to keep traveling down the road He has put you on.

Sometimes though you just want the reassurance that He is guiding you and that you’re not getting off the path He has laid out for you.

Ask Him to reassure you in those times and then boldly get on with it.

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