Do you ever compare yourself to others, to what they have accomplished, possess or are able to do? Several years ago a neighbor’s daughter (we’ll call her “Britney”) was spending the weekend with us. That weekend we did a lot of things: baked a cake from scratch (no mixes), painted with watercolors, made a bead bracelet, and just had a weekend of doing little creative projects. As the weekend was drawing to a close Britney looked up at me and said, “you can do anything!” My response was. “I can’t do everything, but I am not afraid to try and find out what I can do.”
Each of us was created equally, but differently with gift, talents, and abilities unique to the purpose God has designated for us. When each of us values our own set of skills and those of others—and we work together—we can do more than any of us alone. Furthermore, when we turn to God and work under His guidance and direction, then nothing is impossible.
While we are under God’s love and direction all things are possible. When we believe that we have all the answers and are not working to God’s purpose and plan, He will still use our choices to accomplish His Purpose. Relying on our own means and motives, working together to build something separate from God leads us to believing that what we build will be enduring, and that like the resident of Babel that we can reach Heaven through our own devices. The reality is that there is one way to Heaven: Jesus Christ. The only enduring work that which is performed under God and to His Purpose. Everything of man will pass away, but while we are in this world, seeking God’s purpose for our lives and submitting to His Will is the best place to work from and toward.
Romans 8:28 (NKJV)
28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
Author: Lea A. Strickland, MBA CMA CFM CBM GMC
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