“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10
Often times, feelings of inadequacy flood our souls and cause us to compete with others. We struggle to measure up. We struggle with the feeling of not being good enough. We work so hard to become notable and significant that it becomes a gruesome task to be better than the next person.
When in ministry, it is very important to overcome this mindset. Otherwise, we allow ministry to become a battle ground. This was never the Lord’s intent. He desires that we celebrate with those who celebrate; that we applaud our brothers and our sisters for their accomplishments. He even desires that we come alongside them and help them to reach their full potential.
In doing this, we find that He is not a respecter of persons. What we make happen for others, He will help make happen for us. The scripture text tells us that we are all His workmanship. He has an appointed task and assignment for each of us. We must find our purpose in Him and allow that purpose to be fulfilled. If we focus on another person’s assignment, our task remains undone and the people we could reach remain lost.
My prayer for you is that you recognize the greatness that is on the inside of you. Every one of us has been created with specific intent. Seek the Lord this year concerning your assignment in the Kingdom.
Are you aware of your purpose?
Father, I pray that the eyes of our understanding will be enlightened to see the truth of your love for us as you guide us with your eyes upon us and lead us to that place of purpose that you have created for us. Help us to run the race that you have set before us, knowing that the prize is not given to the swift or the strong, but to the one that endures until the end.
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