“God has made us what we are. He has created us in Christ Jesus to live lives filled with good works that he has prepared for us to do.” – Eph. 2:10, GOD’S WORD translation
Each morning when I open the Bible, I ask the Lord to show me something new, something I’ve never seen before. Today, my Bible reading was in Numbers, so I prayed extra hard (if you have read Numbers, you know what I mean).
In Numbers 3-4, the Lord gives Moses detailed instructions on how the Israelites are to care for the tabernacle. Moses is told to separate the people into clans or families, and each group is assigned a particular task to perform. For example, the Kohathites were to look after the sanctuary, while the Merarites were to take care of the frames of the tabernacle, its crossbars, posts, bases, and anything else related to its use.
At first, such information may not seem interesting or applicable to our lives today. However, if we’re listening, God can speak to us through even the most mundane passages.
God has also given each of us a job. My duties are not the same as yours, and yours are different from mine. However, we all have a vital role to play in building up the Church. The Lord wants us to embrace our responsibilities with enthusiasm and to put all our energy toward carrying out His purposes.
What is your job? Don’t think for a minute that you don’t have anything to contribute because you do. The Lord has uniquely equipped you for a specific work. If you’re not sure what it is, ask Him. Pray for direction and a clear understanding of what your task is.
Once you’ve identified your role, get to work! The kingdom needs you.