God, What’s Next?

I’ve learned so much from my dad and the way he’s living out a missional life. In the 1980s, my dad ran the largest foreign language Christian publisher in the world. Most of the time the books were given away as part of missions efforts. He began to dream and strategize to shift the model to be self-sustaining, changing it into a business and selling the books for the first time.  Other publishers followed suit, and by 1987, several were competing with us in this market. We had just left a meeting where many were bidding on the rights to publish a new book. I remember my dad saying, “We’ve done what we were supposed to do, and this work is going to carry on even if our company didn’t exist. So, Lord, what’s next for us?” 

What an important question for each of us. We can sometimes be a victim of our own success. We can do things with competence and comfortability for so long that we can work ourselves into a rut, doing the exact same thing for the rest of our lives. But what if God has something more for us to do, more to accomplish for His Kingdom?  This is why we need to pray for those “God, what’s next?” moments. 

Personally, I don’t want to spend my time doing what everybody else can and will do. I want to do something new and fresh for God’s Kingdom. I want to expand Scripture engagement programs through OneHope for more children to experience the Good News, and follow God’s lead into new opportunities. 

What season are you in right now? Do you need to be asking God for what’s next? 

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Rob Hoskins is the president of OneHope. Since taking leadership of OneHope in 2004, he has continued to advance the vision of God’s Word. Every Child. by partnering with local churches to help reach more than 1.8 BILLION children and youth worldwide with a contextualized presentation of God’s Word.

3 thoughts on “God, What’s Next?

  1. I am very thankful to God for the opportunity to share what I believe is His mind on this platform, Sir. I perceive you are a great person with such a humble heart. There is no limit to how high and far the Lord will take you to, in Jesus name, Amen.
    We have to be mindful of the message or scripture engagement or gospel required for the end time. It is the gospel of the Kingdom of God (Matthew 24:14). This suggests that we have to know this gospel and share it if we believe we are a part of the end time army of Christ.
    Another point to consider seriously is how effective are we in the work God has entrusted into our hands? The Book of Acts reports of the Word of God increasing or growing and prevailing in Epesus (Acts 19:20). This means the preaching or presentation of the Word of God produced results or expected outcomes. We have to ascertain ways and means to be effective in sharing the Word of God in various places. This is where the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation comes in, I believe (Epesians 1:16- 17). We must have iunusual nsight into realities in the sharing of the Word of God to produce the expected outcomes which is possible by the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation. Glory be to God!!
    As a great mentor of mine (Dr. Mike Murdock ) will say; we have to focus, focus and focus to be effective. In other words, we have to be a people of one thing, essentially ( Psalms 27:4: Philipians 3:13).
    Thankfully, OneHope can measure the extent of our effectiveness through research. Hallelujah!!
    God bless you richly continuously and beyond measure in Jesus precious name, Amen. Shalom, Sir!!!.

  2. THANK YOU MAN OF GOD FOR YOUR INSPIRING MESSAGES UPON ME.
    PASTOR I DO NOT KNOW HOW MUCH I WAS MISSING UNTIL GOD CONNECTED YOU TO ME.
    PLEASE PASTOR FEEL LOVED AND IMPORTANT FROM YOUR TRUSTED FRIEND FROM WEBUYE WEST KENYA.
    PASTOR PRAY FOR ME ABOUT A CHURCH AND CHILDREN AND YOUTH MINISTRY YOU ARE DOING.
    MAY GOD BLESS YOU ,YOUR FAMILY AND ALL YOUR STAFF.
    JESUS IS LORD
    PSTOR SIMON MUSINGA MAKOKHA

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