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You need to realize that God has a plan and a purpose for your life. He has a design for you. He has an anointing for you. He has a work for you to do. He has a ministry for you to fill.

But the choices you make will determine whether you get to do what God intends for you to do. What choice are you going to make in this present life?

As the prophet Elijah said to God's people: "How long halt ye between two opinions? if the Lord be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word" (1 Kings 18:21).

In other words, Elijah was saying to them: "Why do you hold between two opinions? You can't have it both ways. If God be God, then serve Him; but if Baal be your god, then serve him."

Baal was a type of the world, a type of sin, a type of man doing things the humanistic way to gratify his own flesh.

So you have to make up your mind: Which God are you going to serve? Whose plan are you going to follow?

Are you going to do things God's way or your own humanistic way? Are you going to find out what God's Word says about things in this life and then choose His plan, or are you going to allow other factors to determine your choice?

If you want to live holy before God, then you have to get out of sin. You have to do what God tells you and stop stumbling around! If God has called you to the ministry, then go to work. If God has given you a work to do, then get at it.

The time is short.

Source: What on Earth Are We Here For? by Keith Butler
Excerpt permission granted by Harrison House Publishers

Author Biography

Keith Butler
Web site: Keith Butler
Keith Butler has been an ordained minister since 1974. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and holds diplomas from Canada Christian College and Rhema Bible Training Center. He serves in ministry with the support of his lovely wife, Pastor Deborah L. Butler, and their children: Pastor Andre Butler (granddaughters Alexis, Angela, and April), Pastor MiChelle Ferguson and husband Pastor Lee (grandson Lucas), and Minister Kristina Jenkins and husband Pastor Joel (grandsons Andrew and Austin, and granddaughter Alyssa).

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