For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do (Ephesians 2:10).
If you’re like me, you spend a lot of time analyzing your present situation in trying to confirm that you and God are on the same page. We want to know if this situation or that situation is God’s will for our lives. We fret and hypothesize best and worst case scenarios before taking a step.
In writing to the Ephesians, Paul referred to God’s will but not from the perspective of a destination. No, Paul encouraged the believers at Ephesus to be more concerned about who they were than where they were. We weren’t created for a destination; we were created to do good works.
With that being said, there are three relevant truths about our present situations.
- We are where we are because we chose to be here. On the surface, you might disagree, but think about it for a moment. Our past decisions affect our present reality. So, even though you didn’t necessarily choose this, you made decisions that moved you in this direction.
- We are not victims of our circumstances. We are victims of bad choices and unwise decisions, but circumstances hold no power over our lives.
- We were designed for more than wishful thinking. God created us to do good works. In the Bible, good is always connected to God’s character. We can’t wish ourselves into a better reality. We must choose to change.
God’s will is a way of life, not a destination. When you begin to live the way God intended, you will end up in the places He wants you to be. Think about it!
What good works does God want to do through your life?
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