John 15:16. “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you”.
God created us to find satisfaction in our work within the framework of a personal love relationship with Him, through Christ. Seeing ourselves through God’s eyes is the only way we can know the person we really are. Finding purposeful and meaningful work is essential for understanding and becoming that person. Once we come to know who we are from God’s perspective, we are better able to recognize the work for which He has prepared us and to which He has called us.
Moses spent forty years in Pharaoh’s court, and another forty years as a shepherd in the desert of Midian, before he was ready for the work to which God had called him: Leading the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt. You may be going through a “dry” period while God prepares to bring you into your “season”.
How do you know whether it’s time to move on or to “hang though” for a while? That’s where the personal love relationship with God comes in. The closer we walk with the Lord, and the more time we spend in His word and in His presence, the easier it will be for us to hear His voice and know what He wants us to do.
Learn to live your own dream. God has no desire to see us go through life searching vainly for our purpose, finding it only after we retire (if then); He wants us to know it now. We should heed the words of the “Teacher” in Ecclesiastes 12:1; 6-7.
- “Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;
- Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern. Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.”
God has a purpose for each of us, a role to play in His cosmic drama of redemption for a lost world. Your role will be different from mine and indeed, from that of anyone else. We are each unique. God has ordained a part for you that you alone can play. The tragedy is that so many people never discover their part until after the “curtain call”. God calls us to turn to Him for guidance. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart…” Find and live what you were born to do – for God. Because you “Matter” to God!
Because He Is -I am