Prove Your Own Work
Daily Devotional for July 6th
For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself. But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another. Galatians 6:3-4
A great number of people in the body of Christ are deceived due to words that have been preached to them or spoken over them. You can surf upon the waves of the words of others, but where are they carrying you? There is great contentment in someone, not just believing, but knowing God is working in their life. In an age where many people need acceptance from their peers, coworkers, and families, God is interested in you needing His approval and no one else’s.
The influence goes both ways! Not only can a person be deceived into thinking they are something when they are nothing, but they can also become persecuted for doing God’s will and deceived into thinking they are not in the will of God. Friend, let God be your approval and the only approval you need. If God be for us, who can be against us. Romans 8:31
How do you prove your own work? Proving your own work requires seeking God in His purpose for your life. Sometimes it requires fasting with prayer. When you place yourself in the hands of God to be a willing vessel, the Lord will start revealing His plans to you. Don’t allow the world to place their will on you, but ask the Lord to reveal it. Sometimes God’s will is present in an area of your life where you have a natural fear or inability. This is so that His power can be revealed. The power of the Holy Spirit will confirm or prove your work in God’s will.
The most wonderful thing you’ll ever experience is having God’s approval which is His presence! Do you constantly wrestle with God’s will in your life? Do you feel pulled in a tug-of-war among your friends, family, or church family in knowing what the Lord wants you to do? God will confirm you and your work to yourself. When God confirms His will in your life, you do not need the opinions of the rest of the world. God wants His voice and His confirmation in your life to be the only influence you’ll ever need going forward. When God proves His work, as Paul states, you’ll rejoice in yourself and not in anyone or anything else.