What Were You Made to Do?
Ephesians 2:10 tells us that we are God's workmanship, created in Jesus for good works that God prepared for us in advance of our birth. The verse goes on to say that we should "walk in" these good works.
We are God's workmanship.
If God prepares good works for us, it follows that God prepares us to do those good works. As God's workmanship, we have been crafted by the creator of the universe in an intentional manner. God has built us to do great things.
Too often we settle for complacent lives. The days and years go by and we settle into a rhythm of normalcy and we forget Ephesians 2:10.
God doesn't settle. He builds big and His story is epic. When the Bible says that God created us for good works, we shouldn't think "good works" as merely using clean language or never missing a day of church service. That's just good conduct. Even the Pharisees had that covered.
Good works, if Jesus' life and ministry are any indication, look more like dangerous love for God and other people. The end game is not about stripping our lives, but rather investing love in others so that their lives may be full. Jesus loved us with reckless abandon and because we are created in Christ Jesus for good works, we can share in what He is doing to recklessly love people.
Let us never settle for good enough. God has prepared good works.
What good works might God be calling you towards? How might you grow closer to Christ in your pursuit of these works?
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