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Thursday, April 30, 2015

God Is Watching How I Use My Shape

In review of Psalm 33:14-15 it says, “From where he sits he overlooks all us earth-dwellers. He has shaped each person in turn; now he watches everything we do.”

Bottom Line:
From his vantage point he observes our lives, he has shaped each of us for a purpose. Now he watches what we do with it.

What this means to me:
God gazes down upon me from his heavenly home. He has uniquely constructed me. He is closely watching what I do with what he provided me with.

God has wired me in a unique way and given me certain talents, and he’s watching to see how I use them. A key thing to consider is if I’m going to use my spiritual gifts, heart, abilities, personality, and experience for myself, or will I use them for God and his purposes? Will I live for myself, or will I be making a contribution around me using my shape?

Psalm 33:14-15 says, “From where he sits he overlooks all us earth-dwellers. He has shaped each person in turn; now he watches everything we do” (MSG).

Its sobering to think that God is watching every single moment of my life. There is no moment of my life when God is not paying attention. God never says, “I’m bored with you. That’s not important. Or I’m going to change the channel.” God actually says, “Before you were born, I had you in my mind. I have never missed one breath of your life.”

One day, when my life on Earth ends and I go into eternity, I’m going to stand before God, and I’m going to give an account of how well I used what he gave me; the opportunities, the networks, the relationships, the mind, the talent, my shape. He’ll ask how did I use what he gave me?

This is very serious! Isaiah 44:21 says, “Take it seriously, Israel, that you’re my servant. I made you, shaped you: You’re my servant.

What I’m learning is that this life is preparation for eternity. It is a test! My shape and how I use it is important because, how faithful I am now with what God has given me, will determine how much more he’ll give me in eternity.

The Bible points out that my role and rewards in Heaven will be based on how well I did with what I was given in this life. If I am faithful and make the most of what God gave me, he’s going to give me more. But if I don’t use what God has given me, it will be a tragic loss and hard to explain.

Jesus said, “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much .…  If you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches? And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else’s property, who will give you property of your own?” (Luke 16:10-12 NIV)

Today I will consider if I’m being a good steward of my shape. Are there areas I need to better utilize my shape?