Pastor Ron Baker

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?

     Exodus 17:4. “And Moses cried unto the Lord , saying, What shall I do unto this people? they be almost ready to stone me.”

     Matthew 27:22. “Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified.”

     Mark 10:17. “And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?”

     THE QUESTION:  "WHAT SHALL I DO" IS ASKED 16 TIMES IN THE BIBLE BY VARIOUS PEOPLE.

THE PEOPLE WERE SAYING:

I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO 
I DON'T HAVE A PLAN
I DON'T HAVE AN IDEA 
I AM IN A DILEMMA
I AM CONFUSED
I DON'T KNOW WHERE TO TURN
I DON'T KNOW WHO TO TURN TO
WHAT AM I GOING TO DO

EVERYBODY NEEDS A PLAN FOR THEIR LIFE.


PLAN IS DEFINED AS:  A DETAILED PROPOSAL FOR DOING OR ACHIEVING SOMETHING


THE TWO BIGGEST QUESTIONS OF LIFE:

1.  WHAT SHALL I DO WITH JESUS?

2.  WHAT SHALL JESUS DO WITH ME?


IT'S NOT A MATTER OF WHAT GOD IS GOING TO DO. GOD ALREADY KNOWS WHAT TO DO. IT'S A MATTER OF WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH JESUS.


JESUS HAS A PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE.  YOU HAVE A DESIRE FOR YOUR LIFE.


OFTEN OUR PLANS FOR OUR LIVES AND GOD'S PLANS FOR OUR LIVES DO NOT COINCIDE. YOU NEED TO FIND THE MASTER’S PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE.  QUIT WALKING AROUND IN CIRCLES WONDERING WHAT YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO BE DOING WITH YOUR LIFE.  STOP FLOATING WITH THE CURRENT.  TALK TO GOD AND GET A CLUE.


I MET A MECHANIC NAMED, JIMMY BRANTLEY.  JIMMY HAD A  BIG SIGN IN HIS SHOP THAT READ:  “DONT ASK! NOBODY USES MY TOOLS!” WHEN JIMMY USED A WRENCH, HE WIPED IT CLEAN AND PLACED IT BACK WHERE IT BELONGED. 


A LOT OF MECHANICS WILL WASTE 50% PLUS OF THEIR TIME LOOKING FOR THEIR TOOLS. 


WE AS CHRISTIANS WASTE MOST OF OUR LIVES LOOKING FOR WHAT GOD HAS RIGHT IN FRONT OF US.
IT IS NOT HARD TO FIND THE PLAN OF GOD FOR YOUR LIFE.
GOD HAD IT WRITTEN DOWN FOR US IN A BOOK CALLED “THE HOLY BIBLE.”
ONCE YOU FIND THE PLAN OF GOD FOR YOUR LIFE,  ONLY THEN CAN YOU MAKE SOME PLANS FOR YOURSELF WITHOUT FEELING UNCERTAIN AND APPREHENSIVE AND CONFUSED.
MAKE YOUR PLANS BEFORE YOU KNOW GOD'S PLAN AND YOU WILL NEVER BE ANYTHING BUT SPIRITUALLY MISERABLE. 
PERHAPS YOU SHOULD CONSIDER CHANGING PLANS FOR YOUR LIFE.  YOU SHOULD CONSIDER PLACING JESUS AND THE CHURCH IN YOUR PLANS. WHEN YOU PUT JESUS AND THE CHURCH IN YOUR PLANS, YOU WILL KNOW WHAT YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO DO.