“Moses, Aaron, and the leaders of Israel registered all the Levites by their clans and their ancestral houses, from 30 years old to 50 years old, everyone who was qualified to do the work of serving at the tent of meeting and transporting it. Their registered men numbered 8,580. At the Lord’s command, they were registered under the direction of Moses, each one according to his work and transportation duty, and his assignment was as the Lord commanded Moses.” Numbers 4:46-49
“Steve, you can be president someday!” I remember those words from my elementary school teacher. She really believed in me and saw in me things that I didn’t even see in myself. Foundational to the “American dream” is the notion that if you work hard, you can do & be whatever or whoever you want to be.
In America, a poor electrician from Memphis can become the King of Rock & Roll. “5 & 10 Cent Store” owners can build Wal-Mart empires, and geeky pre-teens can develop Microsoft &Facebook.
Our freedom to pursue happiness is part of what makes Americans unique and proud. I am blessed to have been born & raised in the United States. My Dad retired as a Lt. Colonel in the Air Force. I can wave the flag with the best of them.
American followers of Jesus should especially take special note of this chapter. Honoring God with your life is not about what you “could” do. It’s about what you “should” do.
If studying the Bible has taught me anything, it is that God is constantly reinforcing the theme of His “calling.” That is, He calls specific people to specific places to perform specific tasks for specific periods of time.
We have each been created with a purpose. Quite frankly, I am relieved to know God doesn’t just call us “out from” the World. He also calls us “into” a specific relationship with Jesus. Furthermore, He leads us on paths designed for us to serve Him by serving others in His Kingdom.
Could I be president? Maybe. I’d appreciate your vote! The real question is: Should I be president?
“Lord, how do You want to use me?” Now, that’s the greatest question.
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