New Day, New Opportunity to Fulfill Your Mission - Daily Hope with Rick Warren - August 7, 2020
New Day, New Opportunity to Fulfill Your Mission
By Rick Warren
“[The Lord] is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent” (2 Peter 3:9 NLT).
God only uses imperfect, broken people. If God only used perfect people, nothing would get done because perfect people don’t exist!
If you’re willing to be used by God, he will use you no matter what you’ve done in the past. Your mission hasn’t changed.
Jonah was an ordinary guy who didn’t even want to do what God told him to do. Yet God gave him another chance, and he did what he’d been called to do.
Even though he obeyed God, Jonah carried out his assignment with a bad attitude. Yet God still used him.
God gave Jonah a seven-word sermon: “In forty days Nineveh will be destroyed!” (Jonah 3:4 GNT). That simple message led to one of the largest spiritual revivals in history. A huge city humbly turned to God. It’s really a bigger miracle than getting Jonah out of the belly of a big fish.
God used this imperfect, reluctant prophet to lead an incredible revival.
God was patient with Jonah and never gave up on him. God won’t give up on you either.
If you wake up tomorrow morning, it means God is giving you one more day—another opportunity—to fulfill your mission.
Expect God to use you. And he will.
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“Perhaps the most important role you can play in the life of a child is teaching them to trust God through prayer. It’s the key to living with hope.” —Pastor Rick
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