Sunday Reflection: The Ultimate Role - Charles Stanley Daily Devotional (October-17-2021)

Sunday, 17 October 2021 00:06

Charles Stanley (October-17-2021) Daily Devotional: Sunday Reflection: The Ultimate Role

When we’re feeling unsure of God’s plan for our life, we can look to our various roles for some guidance—whether it’s our position as a parent, sibling, child, best friend, elder, coworker, or neighbor. These identities remind us of where God has placed us and whom we have a responsibility to love.

Though helpful as guardrails, however, these titles aren’t our highest authority. At times when our various responsibilities seem in conflict, it’s good to remember that the Holy Spirit is our most reliable and true compass. We will know when to step outside our traditional roles only if we’re listening to Him intently. Ultimately, in fact, all that we do, say, and give should be submitted to the Spirit. Then we’ll have peace that we’re where God intended us to be (John 14:26-27 - 26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful).

Our primary identity is child of God, and more than any other, that role should define us and guide our decisions. When it does, and we seek first God’s kingdom and righteousness, Jesus promises everything else will be taken care of (Matt. 6:33 But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you) — which includes our family and loved ones.

Think about it

  • Think of your most important roles in life. Are these the same areas you consider to be your ministry? Why or why not?

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Charles Stanley

Charles Frazier Stanley (born September 25, 1932) is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the founder and president of In Touch Ministries and also served two one-year terms as president of the Southern Baptist Convention from 1984 to 1986. He has an evangelical and dispensationalist theology. Charles Frazier Stanley was born on September 25, 1932, in Dry Fork, Pittsylvania County, Virginia, just nine months bef ...