Pawns on the Chessboard of the Master

DDC: Pawns on the Chessboard of the Master

Pawns on the Chessboard of the Master

Perhaps we are pawns on the chessboard of the Master, but we can choose to be participants and be confident that He has placed us as part of His strategic plan. Our sovereign God designates each person’s position—some to be kings, some to be queens, others to be bishops, knights, and pawns. But we are all mere servants of our great God and stewards of the ministry of Jesus Christ. In God’s government, even kings are pawns. He sets them up and takes them down to accomplish His purposes. God can do whatever He wants and, yes, we are supposed to be okay with that.

BIBLE TRUTH

And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.

John 8:32 NLT

HOW DOES THIS APPLY TO ME?

Are you willing to live for the glory of God? Many will equate this question with achieving excellence. Yes, they proclaim, I will be successful for His glory. However, God’s definition of success is submitting faithfully to God’s plan for the purpose of glorifying Him. God created and designed you so He could be in a relationship with you. Everything that happens is for the purpose of leading you into a deeper relationship with Him. Are you ready for that kind of adventure?

PRAYER

Dearest Jesus, I trust that my life will bring honor to You, whether I live or die. For to me, living means living for You, and dying is even better. But if I live, I can do more fruitful work for You. So I really don’t know which is better. I’m torn between two desires: I long to go and be with You, which would be far better for me. But for the sakes of others, it is better that I continue to live. Please enable me to continue to help others grow and experience the joy of their faith. Please give me the power to accomplish all the good things my faith prompts me to do. . . . 

Phil. 1:20–25; 2 Thess. 1:11

 (excerpts from Desperate Dependency by J. Kirk & Melanie D. Lewis)

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