537 Lose the Chance and You Will Regret It Forever
1 Eating and drinking God’s words, practicing praying, accepting God’s burden, accepting what He entrusts you with—all these are for the purpose of having the path in front of you. The more of a burden that you have for God’s commission, the easier it will be for you to be perfected by God. Some are unwilling to cooperate in serving God even when they have been called upon; these are lazy people who wish to revel in comfort. The more you are asked to cooperate in serving God, the more experience you will gain. Because you have more burdens and you experience more, you will have more opportunities to be perfected. Therefore, if you can serve God with sincerity you will be mindful of God’s burden, and this way you will have more opportunities to be perfected by God. Such a group of people are being perfected at this time. The more the Holy Spirit moves you, the more time you will devote to being mindful of God’s burden, the more you will be perfected by God, the more you will be gained by God, and in the end, you will become someone who is used by God.
2 Therefore, you should be mindful of God’s burden now. You should not wait for the righteous disposition of God to be revealed to all men before you become mindful of God’s burden. Wouldn’t it be too late then? Now is a good opportunity to be perfected by God. If you allow this opportunity to slip through your fingers, you will regret it for the rest of your life, just like Moses was unable to enter the good land of Canaan and he regretted it for the rest of his life, dying with remorse. Once God’s righteous disposition has been revealed to all peoples, you will regret it. Even if God does not chastise you, you will chastise yourself due to your own remorse. Now is the best opportunity to be perfected—this is the best time. If you do not earnestly seek perfection by God, once His work has concluded it will be too late—you will have missed this opportunity. No matter how great your aspirations, if God is no longer performing work, regardless of the effort that you put in, you will never be able to be perfected.
Adapted from “Be Mindful of God’s Will in Order to Attain Perfection” in The Word Appears in the Flesh