When I started working at my old job I had many plans. I had plans to look fabulous, to wow my bosses, and to be amazingly amazing. But on my first day of work, I realized that while my bosses appreciated my fabulousness (when they had the time to observe it) they cared more about me getting my job done. The hired me because they needed me to get the job done. They had a purpose for hiring me, so I couldn’t just waltz in there and try to do my own thing.
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Many times as Christians we act as if God wanted us saved just so that we could have the freedom to do our own thing. We act as if we only needed Jesus temporarily…you know to get through the “hump” of salvation, but after that minor detail we tell God “thanks man! we can take it from here.”
2 Timothy 1:9 tells us that:
He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time,
God had a purpose for us when he chose to save us. Not just the general purpose of holiness and salvation, but a specific individual purpose for your life.
So are you living that purpose that God called you to? Do you realize that you have a specific purpose? Have you found that purpose?
Or are you satisfied to waste time, waste your life, and waste the grace of God that he has given to you?