Oswald Chambers

APPROVED UNTO GOD

“Study to show thyself approved unto God, a
workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly
dividing the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15.

If you cannot express yourself on any sub-
ject, struggle until you can.  If you do not, some
one will be the poorer all the days of his life.
Struggle to re-express some truth of God to your-
self, and God will use that expression to someone else;
but if you say lazily­–“I am not going to struggle to
express this thing for myself, I will borrow what I say,”  the
expression will not only be of no use to you, but of no use
to anyone. Try to state to yourself what you feel implicitly
to be God’s truth, and you will give God a chance to pass
it on to someone else through you.

Always make it a practice of provoking your own mind
to think out what it accepts easily.  Our position is not ours
until we make it ours by suffering.  The author who benefits
you most is not the one who tells you something you did
not know before, but the one who gives expression to the
truth that has been dumbly struggling in you for utterance.

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