In my last two posts, I provided a definition of vision and recounted the literal faith journey that God called Abram to embrace. But today’s post is about you.
Romans 4:23-24 tells us that account was not written for his sake alone, but also for us. So that didn’t happen just for Abraham’s benefit. It happened for your benefit too.
God delights when we respond in faith and believe He can do the impossible through us. When God places that call upon our lives to do something beyond ourselves, He is glorified when we say yes.
Here’s how God wants to use you—and your work—in your faith journey.
Your faith journey is not all about you. God is not interested in growing you up in faith just so you can be His child—as important as that may be. God wants you to step out in faith for others. Abraham’s act of faith was not just for him. He blessed untold generations because of his response to God’s call. Similarly, you are here on earth for others.
God has equipped you or will equip you to do what He wants you to do. He wants to see you
step out in service,
honor His name, and
help others in their areas of need.
God can use you personally, and God can use you professionally. And your work can be a part of something much bigger than you think. God may be prompting you when you feel moved by others’ needs. Or upset by injustice. Or motivated by a cause. All you need to do is figure out what God wants you to do.
God may have spoken to you directly, so you may have a clear picture of what He wants you to do. But if He hasn’t been that direct, He may want you to discover that yourself. Have you ever seen a problem and asked, “Why isn’t somebody doing something about that?” Well, God may have just found that somebody. And it’s you.
At those times, don’t tell God why you can’t do something. Instead ask, “What can I do?”
You can pray about the needs you see. Then match up your interests, your abilities, and your professional giftings with what God shows you.
Don’t get me wrong. Just because you see a problem doesn’t always mean it’s your job to fix it. But you are the solution to others’ problems. God could fix it all by Himself, but He chooses to work through you.
Here’s a new paradigm to consider for your work:
What if people founded companies, as the way to do ministry?
What if people looked to do good for their communities through business instead of just through nonprofit organizations?
What if businesspeople could change their communities just by doing business as usual in an unusual way?
God can do amazing things through His people, when they are willing to start on a faith journey to respond to His call.
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