I once heard someone make a derogatory statement toward an unkind person, saying, “Well isn’t she a piece of art!” Did you know that you are a work of art? You are! Created by the Master Builder, leaving out no detail, placing inside of you everything you’ll need to survive in this life. Know something else? He created you with purpose!
Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.” Let’s look at it from the Amplified translation, “For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live].
You may not feel like it, or have even experienced anything like that, but that is what He made you for; good works. Still not convinced? Read what Jesus said in Matthew 5:16, “Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.”
Life wasn’t created for you, you were created for life. It’s all about being more mindful of what God wants from you, not what you can get from God. If you see someone struggling under a heavy load, go ask if you can help carry it with them. If you see someone in pain, offer to pray for them and do it right then. Care enough for others to make what they need a priority and let your light shine!
Father, there are times I feel my batteries are dead in my flashlight. It’s usually when I get so busy that I forget to plug myself into the Charger. You are the giver of life, the restorer of all that’s missing or broken. Breathe life on me again that I may do what You created me to do. I know that things shift. Doors close. Seasons end. But in You there is no darkness and You’ve promised to always go before me and direct my steps. Take me where I can be optimally used for Your Kingdom and bring glory to Your great name. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.