We are His Workmanship

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
Ephesians 2:10

We live during a time that many are uneasy about the future as plans and lives have been put on hold. In our modern time, we have connected our jobs and “life goals” to our sense of fulfillment and sense of self with to a high degree, and I believe, to our mental detriment.

Fulfillment, I have found, is found in varied places. That sense of sublime joy that comes from a deep place; a connection to God and His divine plan for our lives, is already within us. I have found it flowing from being a husband, a father, helping those in need, being helped when I’ve been in need, acting on something I’ve believed was asked of my by God for reasons I don’t understand although outside my normal routine, sacrificing the “now” for future security, dirt-bike riding, playing with a dog, rebuilding an engine, studying history, etc.

There are things that that will bring great fulfillment to you, I believe, that are all around and are natural to your state, for example; parenting; if you find yourself a parent, then great fulfillment can be found by working to excel in that state.
If you find yourself a caretaker for a loved one, great fulfillment can be found by excelling at being such.
Often times the thing that we are supposed to be doing and fulfilled by is the thing right before us.

When God sent Moses to Egypt to bring the Israelites to Canaan land, Moses used his shepherd’s staff. He used it to perform miracles, to part the Red Sea, and more. He used the thing that had been part of his nature; his shepherd’s staff, and God used him.

What is in your hand today? Not a staff, but maybe something else that’s particular to you. It’s probable that God placed you in the natural state you’re in right now for a particular purpose and reason that if acted on with faith and perseverance, will bring great fulfillment and satisfaction.

Published by Joshua Mangels

Husband, Father, poodle owner, chevy guy.

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