And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.Romans 8:28
We’ve all heard this: God has a purpose for you. A plan. A future. If you’re like me, it’s hard to understand since there’s no clear-cut definition. I’d like to give you encouragement:
The chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.
Sounds easy, right? NOT.
This week has been an eye-opener for me. Today was just an affirmation of what I’ve learned. Our purpose is to glorify God in all that we do by loving Him with our entire being and others as ourselves. If that itself isn’t hard enough, we try to find more standards to follow to lead a checklist life. (I’ve done this today. Working on this fruit of the Spirit. etc.) What if we could be freed of all that stress? Choosing the life of following Christ is hard, but it is mostly freeing. Let me explain.
Our purpose is like the parable of the talents (Matthew 25:14-30). We are each given different amounts of something. As a servant in this parable, you are given something special. You either choose to invest it or let it waste and be of no use. This is exactly like our purpose. We are all called to the same thing: spread the news! The difference is merely what we are given to accomplish this task. For example, those with the gift of hospitality have more of an opportunity to help those in need of empathy than those who specialize in something like exhortation.
Another example is I love to write. So God is using me to write His truths while those who are more extroverted than myself can spread it verbally. Do you see? It is not about what career you have but the gifts you are given. We, as a church, are able to work together as one body to fulfill our mission: spread the Gospel of the Kingdom of Heaven.
What are you burdened for? What is something you do that’s unique to you? Where are you placed in your circumstances right now? Work with that and step out in faith. That’s all I have for tonight. Thanks for reading!