How do you know when you’re doing what God created you to do? Well here you go in about :30 seconds…
It comes naturally to you.
You feel alive when doing it.
It’s therapeutic to you.
It’s rewarding to you, even if it’s in difficult circumstances.
It blesses someone else besides you.
It brings glory to God.
You would do it for free.
1 Peter 4:10-11 (NKJV)
As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.11 If anyone speaks,let him speakas the oracles of God. If anyone ministers,let him do itas with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.
We were created in the image of our Elohim, our God. That doesn’t mean that we have the same color eyes and the same shaped nose that He has (He’s invisible). It means we were created to have His character…His attributes… His emotions. It means we can love like Him, experience joy like Him, hurt like Him, and sometimes get angry like Him.
It’s no secret that God likes attention, honor and glory. That’s why He created us…
Psalm 46:10 (NKJV)
10 Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!
1 Chronicles 29:11 ERV
Greatness, power, glory, victory, and honor belong to you, because everything in heaven and on earth belongs to you! The kingdom belongs to you, LORD! You are the head, the Ruler over everything.
So, since we were created in His image, it’s both natural and spiritual that we sometimes want some attention, glory and honor for ourselves.
He knows this; that’s why He commanded that we be lights…
14 (A)“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do they(B)light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, (C)that they may see your good works and (D)glorify your Father in heaven.
We have no light of our own. Just like the sun, the (Son) is the source of light, and the moon (man) reflects the sun’s (Son’s) light.
‘Light’ couldn’t be seen if it didn’t ‘like’ attention!
We must always remember not to steal God’s glory for ourselves, but when we testify that any good thing that we do is because of God, and that all glory belongs to Him, we can share in His glory. When we boast, boast in Him through our Lord and Savior Yeshua, Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 1:31 (NKJV)
31that, as it is written, “He who glories, let him glory in the Lord.”
Matthew 28:18 (NKJV)
18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.
So don’t feel bad when you sometimes want a little attention for yourself. Just always make sure that your motives are pure…
Philippians 2:3 (NKJV)
3Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness ofmind let each esteem others better than himself.
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