“Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” (Ephesians 3:20–21, ESV).
Each one of us needs to answer the question: What is God’s purpose for me? Once we have the answer to that question, we need to figure out how we can successfully fulfill that purpose. After all, each one of us will stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ someday to render an accounting. There is no way to avoid that appointment. That is a sobering thought to me; what I do matters, and it actually matters to others as well. We want to be about our Father’s business
With the passing of time, the significance of what we have done will be revealed. Will we have used our resources for the perishable or imperishable? We can do things that others value. We can have an impact on their lives by meeting urgent needs. We can affect people’s lives for a long time. We can even receive praise and applause for what we do. Ultimately, however, the impact of what we have done will be revealed in eternity: “Everyone’s work will be put through the fire so that all can see whether or not it keeps its value, and what was really accomplished. Then every workman who has built on the foundation with the right materials, and whose work still stands, will get his pay. But if the house he has built burns up, he will have a great loss”
(1 Corinthians 3:13–15, TLB).
Only God can give us true significance. We have individual significance because we belong to him and he has created us to do a special work for him. Are you embracing the specific responsibilities that he has given you? There are things we will not know or even understand until eternity, but we do know this: “I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit–fruit that will last” (John 15:16, NIV). Don’t settle for an illusion of significance. Stake your self-worth on the promises of God’s Word.
In what ways would your converterlating become more effective if I were to make the study of God’s Word more important in your life?
Converterlators focus on participating in the advancement of God’s kingdom.
Link to Chapter 10 of Converterlator “You’ve Been Designed by God for a Purpose” and/or article “Designed by God” under Supernatural Relationship