Everything created has a purpose. Even when human beings manufacture things, they are always designed for a specific purpose.
As children of God, we all know that the Lord has formed each one of us uniquely for us to display what He has created us for. Isaiah 43: 7 Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.
During a church service, it is announced that a certain guest speaker will be ministering the following Sunday. You have never heard of the speaker and you decide to do a search on “google” about the person? Does this sound familiar? How many of us have done this or do this fairly often?
The bible makes it clear that we should not judge, yet many people find themselves judging situations and people. Only the Lord knows the exact details to judge.
Have a read of this account:
I once attended a conference with a brother whom I have known for years would be a significant prophet in the last-day church. This man had been rejected by much of the church because of the status of his marriage, which at that time was in a state of separation and had been one of many difficulties.
One night the Lord spoke to me in a dream about my own marriage, which l consider to be in compliance with biblical standards. He said that this other man was more righteous in complying with His standards for marriage than l was.
I had been given a godly wife who loved the Lord and sought Him, and the condition of my marriage was purely the result of grace. I
had been given little effort to comply with His mandate in this and had been hard, unyielding, and resistant to things He would have me to do to improve my marriage.
Against the most humiliating circumstances, and resistance, this other man for years had devoted himself to complying with the
biblical mandate to make his marriage work, even when he had every right, both biblically and morally, to walk away from it. Yet the church has judged him as a failure and me as acceptable in this area. God had a very different opinion.
(From The Harvest, page 203 by Rick Joyner)
The above account speaks for itself and brings this scripture into reality:
1 Corinthians 4: 5
Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things
of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.
Sacrifice is a step beyond convenience. Bill Johnson