The concept of serving has always been close to my heart. It’s been a part of my life since I was a little kid. I have always enjoyed the experience of doing something significant—or seemingly not so significant—simply from a place of love and a desire to encourage someone.
It’s that time again: time for this week’s installment of the Saturday Serving Spotlight.
“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago,” (Ephesians 2:10).
God has already planned all of the good things he wants to accomplish through you. Isn’t that an awesome thought! He already knows what you’re capable of accomplishing with his guidance. In fact—before time began—he knew you, had a special plan for your life, and loved you more than you are capable of understanding. What an amazing God!
Even though God has done all of the preparation, some believers still find it difficult to discover and embrace God’s will for them. Why is that?
- Some of us are blind to opportunities.
- Some of us are so convinced that we know what God wants us to do so we miss where he’s really leading us.
- Some of us are too busy.
- Sinfulness and selfishness keep many of us from experiencing his guidance.
- Some of us never have been taught that God wants to use us in special ways.
For whatever reason, it’s tragic when a Christian—saved by God’s grace and filled with his Spirit—fails to embrace and live out God’s calling.
It’s easy to make God’s will for the good things we might do more mysterious than it really is. His will is simple; he wants us to love him and to love others (Matthew 22:37-40). The way we uncover the specifics of this mission is simply to begin moving—to begin loving and serving. In the act of embracing our mission, taking advantage of the myriad of opportunities to share love that he gives us each day, he directs us deeper and farther along into his will.