Acts 24:10 “Then Paul, after that the governor had beckoned unto him to speak, answered, Forasmuch as I know that thou hast been of many years a judge unto this nation, I do the more cheerfully answer for myself:”
God has a sovereign plan for our lives. He is constantly at work. Reading around this passage we would learn that Paul was placed in prison for preaching the Gospel. Paul had to plead his case before large crowds, high standing legal officials, and some of the most important people within the city. Paul’s attitude toward the plan of God in His life was able to be used greatly in the spreading of the Gospel. It would be a good idea that we observe some principles that will help us spread the Gospel.
- Paul’s Perspective: Most people would have never appreciated God placing them in prison. Paul did not observe this as an obstacle but an opportunity. We would do the Lord a great service if we would stop complaining about where He as placed us and start utilizing the plan of God for the Gospel.
- Paul’s Platform: Paul realized that God was using a prison experience as a tremendous platform to preach the Gospel. Paul realized that God was giving him a platform that could reach more people with Gospel. It is so important that we utilize our God given platform regardless of how popular they may be.
- Paul’s Passion: He was so passionate about the Lord and his salvation that He was full of cheer. He was glad he was in this position. He was glad to be in prison. He was glad to have that platform. He was glad because it allowed him an opportunity to tell his story.
Today’s Challenge: Don’t complain about the plan of God. Start utilizing the platform God give you for the sake of the Gospel.