But Amos replied, “I’m not a professional prophet, and I was never trained to be one. I’m just a shepherd, and I take care of sycamore-fig trees. But the Lord called me away from my flock and told me, ‘Go and prophesy to my people in Israel.’
Amos 7:14‭-‬15 NLT

If we really are living to be a vessel for God, we’ll do what He says. That includes getting out of our comfort zone, taking time away from our normal course of business, and going on a detour.

That detour could include taking off of work for a week and getting spiritually fed at a conference. It could include going on a missions trip to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ instead of going on that vacation. It could be as simple as inviting a friend over to encourage them.

Whatever GOD has for you to do, do it. These detours may not be exciting to our flesh, but they’re beneficial to the Kingdom of God and they’re developing our character.
Happy Thanksgiving!