God doesn’t create anything without value. He is the ultimate craftsman. And He designed you specifically to fulfill a unique role in His ultimate plan to establish His kingdom on earth. Even though each of us has made mistakes, we are still a special work of the Creator’s hands. He even takes time to know about our day-to-day lives. In fact, He is smiling right now, rejoicing as you seek to discover the masterpiece you are to Him.
The Bible says, “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so that we can do the good things He planned for us long ago” (Ephesians 2:10 NLT).
This verse helps us understand that if we want to discover our mission or purpose in life, we first need to look at the masterpiece God has made us to be. While self-Help books tell you to look within, I’m saying the key to living the life you were meant to live is to look to God and ask him to Help you discover your uniqueness. Once you discover who you are, then you can start figuring out what God has planned for you—the specific way He designed you to make a difference in the world for him.
Another version of Ephesians 2:10 uses the word workmanship to describe our uniqueness. It’s a translation of the Greek word poiema, which means “work of art” and is the root of our English word poem. You are a work of God—and nothing but the highest and best comes from His hand.
Your Unique Ministry God created you as a unique masterpiece because He has a purpose for your life—a specific and unique contribution that only you can make.
What does that mean? Your contribution is the unique service God created you to make, a ministry only you can perform. It is the specific mission God has given you to fulfill for Him on earth. It is what I like to call your unique Kingdom Service.
I define Kingdom Service as “your specific contribution to the body of Christ, within your generation, that causes you to totally depend on God and authentically display His love toward others.” Your Kingdom Service is way more than a career. It is a special commission from God to make a significant difference on this earth.
I have discovered that most people, myself included, tend to define their contribution in life by one of three things: trends, what others tell them, or truth. When we let trends guide our life, we are simply living to fit into the current styles of the world. When we let others tell us what we should be doing, we are living to please them and win their approval. But when we let God’s truth define our Kingdom Service, submitting to His authority and desiring to please only Him, we are able to lead a life of lasting significance, fulfillment, and Kingdom impact.
With this encouragement, challenge yourself to invest in God’s kingdom in a way that will last long after you are gone. Be a contributor, not a consumer. For some people, that means trading a career for a full-time ministry. For most of us, however, finding and fulfilling our Kingdom Service means discovering how God wants us to minister in the paths and relationships of the daily lives He has given us. For all of us, it means determining that we will let God use us to impact eternity and leave a Heavenly legacy on earth.
Have a splendid day!!!!
Ana & Andre Schoonbee
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