Have you ever had someone make you feel like you were not doing enough for God? Like you need to study, pray, worship, give, or serve more? I hope you get my point. Many of us have experienced this kind of pressure, leading us to unhealthy thinking about ourselves and how we serve the Lord. God has called us out of darkness into the everlasting arms of His glory and light because He loves us, not because of how much we do or give. God loves you for you. That is the Gospel, “God’s grace for the undeserving.” You are not redeemed because you have a much-needed skill set for the Kingdom. You and I are not “just” a cog in the wheel of God’s plans. Life is about His love and grace for you. However, in light of His great love, we seek to love Him and others. A group of believers that freely loves others in the Name of God is what we call Gospel culture or a community of the Gospel.
God gives us a joy filled life with a real purpose in mind, within His redeemed community and as a witness to the world (Acts 1:8). God does not make mistakes. You and I will never be more blessed than when we do what God created us to do. Ephesians 2:10 reads; ”For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” Just think about this for a moment. We have good works to walk in. Not run, climb, fight, scramble, or stress over, but to walk in. So, don’t let things overwhelm you if you are not successful to the world’s standards, but rather seek to be faithful in your daily walk with Jesus. What Jesus thinks of you and me is far more critical than what the world thinks. For Paul says; “Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful.” (1 Corinthians 4:2) You be faithful to love God and love others and leave the results up to Him, and your reward will be beyond mortal comprehension in the Kingdom of God. Now that my friends, is a life with purpose!