‘Jesus went around doing good.’ Acts 10:38 NLT
Your value in God’s eyes was established at the cross. The Bible says, ‘He who did not spare His own Son, but gave Him up for us all—how will He not also, along with Him, graciously give us all things?’ (Romans 8:32 NIV) Notice the words ‘all things’. We’re all equal in Christ. But when it comes to your career, your value is determined by the complexity of the problem you solve. That’s why we pay a cardiologist more money than a short-order cook.
Jesus was a problem solver. People were spiritually hungry so He said, ‘I am the Bread of Life.’ (John 6:35 ESV) They were sick so He ‘went around doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil.’ He discerned what He had, that others needed, and provided it for them.
What do you have to offer? What would you attempt to do if you knew it was impossible to fail? You’re not here by accident. God told Jeremiah, ‘Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.’ (Jeremiah 1:5 NIV)
Everything God makes is to meet a need and solve a problem. So what are you called and gifted to do? That’s where you’ll find your highest level of joy! Think of your contribution to others as an assignment from God. Paul made tents to support his ministry. So your ministry may be supported by your job. But whether you are in a full-time ministry or a part-time ministry, don’t leave this earth until you have found and fulfilled what God called you to do.
SoulFood: Isa 26–29, Luke 9:28–36, Ps 141, Pro 4:18–19
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2023