“The steps of the godly are directed by the Lord. He delights in every detail of our lives”
Today, I would like to share a section from Rick Warrens “The Purpose Driven Live” (pg74). I found this reading to really reinforce the point that we are all missionaries and ministers no matter what our vocation. God may have you where you are for His purpose and His Glory. Do every task as if you were serving God today.
“You may feel that the only time you God is pleased with you is when you are doing spiritual activities – like reading the Bible, attending church, praying or sharing your faith. And you may think that God is unconcerned with other parts of your life. Actually God enjoys watching every detail of your life, wether you are working, playing, resting, or eating…
Every human activity, except sin, can be done for Gods pleasure if you do it with an attitude of praise. You can wash dishes, repair a machine, sell a product, write a computer program, grow a crop, and raise a family for the glory of God.
Like a proud parent, God especially enjoys watching you use the talents and abilities he has given you. God intentionally gifted us for his enjoyment. Ha has made some to be athletic and some to be analytical. You may be gifted at mechanics or mathematics or music or a thousand other skills. All these abilities can bring a smile to Gods face. The Bible says “He has shaped each person in turn; now he watches everything we do.” (Psalm 33:15)
You don’t bring glory or pleasure to God by hiding your abilities or by trying to become someone else. You only bring him enjoyment by being you.”