Ephesians 2:8-10 (ESV)
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
What are you here for?
I read a great comment over at Dave Blacks blog today, that got me thinking.
But no matter what happens, our calling is to live in the confidence that God is always in control. Life itself is a lethal disease. Paul called it “the law of sin at work in my members.” From the moment we are born we begin to die. Believing that God can turn anything into good is what makes life bearable.
For context – Dave’s wife has cancer, and is due for another checkup on the progress of the treatment. But despite this, their life and work goes on. Dave teaches New Testament Greek with a passion that is obvious (Sorry, I don’t know a word, but I am encouraged to try – maybe someday I will get the DVD set and give it a go!). On the side Dave and his wife Becky do a lot of work with missions to Ethiopia. Despite the obvious struggles in their life, they get on with what God has called them to do.
So, what has God called me to do? What has God called you to do?
You are still here on this planet reading this post. So, God still has a use for you. God still has a use for me.
Now, I’m sorry, I can’t tell you specifically what God wants for your life, but I did post some guidelines for What is God’s will recently. Maybe you need to quit your job and enter the ministry, or go to full time missions. Maybe you need to work hard to support your family and put your time and prayer to ministry and missions, sharing with those around you. Maybe God has blessed you with an abundance that you can be a generous supporter of those He has called to full time ministry.
Whatever it is, God has a purpose for you until the moment He takes you to be with Him.
So, Go find it!