>Hearing from God Day 3: Ephesians 2:10

For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. (NIV)

Do you truly feel like God’s workmanship? There are days when it might be easy to feel more like God’s scrap heap than His workmanship. But, think about this: God has never created anything that He wasn’t pleased with. As God created the universe, the same thought was repeated over and over, “And God saw that it was good” (Genesis 1:10, 12, 18, 21, 25, 31). To say it plainly, “God don’t make junk.”

You are God’s workmanship. Go ahead and say that out loud to yourself, “I am God’s workmanship.” The purpose of God’s workmanship is to do good works. How do you know what God wants you to do? Well, the Greek for “good works” actually means to “work at something good.” What needs do you see around you? Who do you have a heart for? Who do you enjoy working with? Our natural passions and desires point us to the things that God “prepared in advance for us to do.”

Now, there are a lot of good causes, so don’t get overcommitted or a good thing will become a bad thing very quickly. God has a good work for you to do. Open your eyes to the people around you and ask Him what you should do. You will be surprised by how God can use you.

Scripture quotations taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.