🔴Why on earth are you here’?
“Do important things others aren’t willing to do.” ~Jon Acuff
Why? One adverb modifies the verb, and then we wait for the outcome. I hope that wasn’t confusing. ‘Why’ wants to know the purpose of something which I believe is fascinatingly awesome.
The action supports the result we desire, or at least it should.
Our learned behavior is a product of influence. We continue to pass down ideas and beliefs because we understand it to be an accurate way of living. But, what if we challenged those who control the ecosystem of which we are part? Suppose the godly direction we desire isn’t visible in our relationships with others?
Colossians 3:23-24 Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, 24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.
🟢 The Apostle Paul gives clear instructions in his writings. One passage in Colossians 3:23 educates believers to do everything unto the Lord. Those in the body of Christ should place their sights on things beyond the present moment and fix their minds on eternity. (Colossians 3:1-4)
If we consider God’s creation (Genesis 1:2-2:3) and how every item we see is brought into existence by His Word (Psalm 33:6-9) and divine power, we would quickly humble ourselves and do whatever it takes to serve one another as Christ served us. We have access to the transformative (Romans 12:1-2) Word of God to train and become trainers (2 Timothy 3:16-17). Our influential behavior is the seeds we are planting now. As leaders, we are also followers of Christ; imitating Him should be a priority, not an afterthought because of the people who are watching.
~Torrie Slaughter, CEO & Founder Our Given Purpose®
This devotional was written, researched, produced, and edited by Torrie Slaughter in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
© Torrie Slaughter, LLC, Torrie Slaughter Photography, and Our Given Purpose ®, 2020.