By Pastor Jack Marbida
Have you ever asked yourself what God wants to do in your life? Mark Twain said there are only two important things in life: to be born and to find your purpose. A lot of people are confused and do not know what God is asking them to do. They have a difficult time hearing what God is saying to them. Isaiah 55:8-9 says, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” That is the reason why man has a difficult time to comprehend what God wants to do in their life. But just as this is so, Moses also said, in Exodus 33:12-13, “You have been telling me, ‘Lead these people,’ but you have not let me know whom you will send with me. You have said, ‘I know you by name and you have found favor with me.’ If you are pleased with me, teach me your ways so I may know you and continue to find favor with you. Remember that this nation is your people.” Everybody wants to know what God wants them to do in their life. Pour your heart out to God and ask.
Is it possible to know what God is doing in your life? Jeremiah 9:23-24 says, “This is what the Lord says: “Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their riches, but let the one who boasts boast about this: that they have the understanding to know me, that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,” declares the Lord.” If you know who God is, your faith will not falter. Allow Him to work i your life like there is nothing you can do to make it better.
What does God want you to achieve in your life? Ephesians 2:8-9 says, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.” God made everyone to do good work. But it is not good work that will pave the way for salvation, but only the grace of God. Good work is the overflow of God’s love for you. God has established His eternal divine plan before creation. He planned everything for His glory both in heaven and earth. He forms each creation uniquely to fulfill each part of His divine plan. God ordains each specific person to complete good works. He created you for good works with your own unique gifts and talents.
How will your response affect your eternity then? 1 Peter 5:2-4 says, “Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve; not Lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock. And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away.” Your good works might get your persecuted, but great is your reward in heaven. Make it your goal to glorify God in everything that you do. If you are a Christian, your actions should reflect who you are in Christ.
Live your life to the finish line. You have to do the good work that God asked you to do. Rewards will be given when Jesus returns and they will be given for all the good works you have done. God gave you the free will to choose. Your life is your choice. Revelation 22:12-13 says, ““Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.” You are encouraged to keep the faith and continue running the race. At the right time, you will reap what you sowed.