Have you ever felt ‘made for something’? I am sure you know the feeling – you start doing something and it just works for you – everything goes well, you enjoy it, and you reach the point that you feel like ‘I was made for this!’. I’ve got two examples for you.
The first one was when I was about 20. You see, I bumped into this girl in church one day…. A friendship grew, and it was pretty obvious very early we were made for one another! Long story short, we have known each other over 16 years now and married over 14, and even more today than 16 years ago I can honestly say ‘we were made for this’.
Vocationally, for me that was almost always working with computers. I just sit down and seem to know what I am doing most of the time. I just ‘click’ with them – that is no doubt a gift from God! From the moment I first got one around 1986 (yes, that long ago), I knew I was made to work with them. (That may well change in the future, but that is a topic for another post already planned…)
Now taking a look at the next part of Psalm 145, I think there is something else we are all made for.
All your works shall give thanks to you, O LORD,
and all your saints shall bless you!
They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom
and tell of your power,
to make known to the children of man your mighty deeds,
and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
and your dominion endures throughout all generations.
(Psalm 145:10-13 ESV)
We were made to worship and give glory to God. ‘All your saints shall bless you! They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom and tell of your power…’. Sounds just what a ‘church service’ should be! Sounds also like what a Christian’s life should become – always giving glory to God and telling of His power.
So there is something we are all called to do – give thanks to God for who He is and what He has done.
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophecies, but test everything; hold fast what is good. Abstain from every form of evil.
(1 Thessalonians 5:16-22 ESV)