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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Work That Makes Me The Happiest Is for God’s Kingdom

In review of 1 Peter 4:10 it says, “God has given each of you some special abilities; be sure to use them to help each other, passing on to others God’s many kinds of blessings.”

Bottom Line:
God has given each of us some special abilities. We are to use them to serve others. In doing so we pass on God’s many blessings.

What this means to me:
God has given me special gifts that I am to use to serve others with. As I use them in service I’m partnering with God and passing on blessings to others.

In the long run, meaning will matter more than any amount of money. When I get to Heaven, I don’t believe that God is going to ask me, “How much money did you make?” Rather, He’s going to ask, “Did you make your life count? Did I express and use the talents that He gave me?”

This verse reminds me that, “God has given each of you some special abilities; be sure to use them to help each other, passing on to others God’s many kinds of blessings” (1 Peter 4:10 TLB).

That means the best work for me is the work that will best express my talent. God has wired each of us to do something different. The reason we all like to do different things is so everything gets done.

Overall God made us so that our lives count. What I’m learning is that I’ll be happiest when I’m using the talents God gave me for something greater than my self.

The greatest cause in the world is the Kingdom of God. It is the Church. The whole reason the world exists is so God could build a family that one day will live with him forever. There is nothing more meaningful and purposeful than giving my life to the Kingdom of God.

When Jesus was 12 years old, he already knew what business he was in. Then, at the end of his life, he told the Father, “I have finished the work that you gave me to do.” Those are the bookends of a life well lived.

So I should consider what my business is? What is the work God has given me to do? And, how’s business? These are the fundamental questions I can ask about my life to make sure I’m on track.

Overall, It’s important for me to not waste my life. I can also just ask God to show me the work he wants me to do, and then use my gifts to make the rest of my life the best of my life.

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