Devotions based on Scot McKnight’s book, One. Life
What really matters is that we do what God has made us to do and that we live that piece of God’s dream that God gave to us.
This generation wants to make money, have a career that combines fun and challenge, and do something that is significant for the world. We need to examine our vocation and do it in light of God’s kingdom. His kingdom vision can turn what we do into something that matters and can give purpose to our lives. For example-Teaching matters when we treat our students as humans whom we love and are helping. Jobs become vocations and matter when we connect what we do to God’s kingdom vision. It’s easy to see mission work in the slums of India as something that matters . But we also have to believe that the mundane matters to God too. God is at work in whatever we do! “What we do matters when what we do is seen as something designed for others.” It’s not just about making money etc. Harriet Beecher Stowe did what she could and was perhaps the single most powerful voice on behalf of slaves. What she wrote had a great impact and then she acted on her convictions.
God’s will and what we dream about line up well. We need to focus on the Lord and be attentive to listen to Him and discern what He created us to do in this world. We need to do what we do best and let others do what they do best. In order to do the one thing well, we must guard from trying to do too many other things.
“So keep your eyes on the kingdom, make it personal, do what you do well, do only that.”