“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
We have a race marked out for us. A journey prepared beforehand to which we’ve been called. An adventure that’s been laid upon us, a path for good works. We have a job to do, a special assignment.
In the adventure of life, Jesus is the tracklayer. He lays out the path. He guides us through the twists and the turns. He fires the starter’s pistol to get us out of the blocks and run the race. He is also the judge that pulls the tape to let us know we’ve finished.
Along the way we have jobs to do. People to touch. Stewardship to embrace. Responsibilities to discharge. Service to render.
The only way we even begin to fulfill this divine calling is because we are given the strength to perform great deeds by God’s grace. This is what we were made to do. He’s already prepared the way. What remains is for us to choose to follow the path he has forged.
How do we know we are walking in the path God prepared? Certainly not by our circumstances – that’s just terrain. We walk in Jesus’ way when we engage with whatever circumstances we have with faithfulness. When we walk in obedience to the chances we’ve been given.
Let’s not look for opportunity to serve. Let’s serve with the opportunities we have. That’s our divine occupation.