5. Our Hope is in Christ.
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28)
Scripture continually reminds us how important it is to be humble, grateful, and purposefully praise God in good times and bad. When it comes to considering how our lives make a difference, giving credit where credit is due is important. We are called to work hard with the gifts and talents God has given us, but also to give glory to God for all of our accomplishments, blessings, hope and happiness. Our acknowledgment that every good thing and work comes from God brings honor to His name. We fulfill our purpose not by achieving goals and accumulating wealth and possessions, but by following Christ faithfully. Giving credit to God for the breath to live life, no matter our circumstances, spotlights the hope we have in Christ. Our generosity to share and lend our time and talents to further our communities and help our neighbors shows we know the reality of our mortality. We can’t take anything with us from this life, and no amount of suffering or pain will last forever.
Every life has been qualified to make a difference. Whether we are Biblical scholars or pastors, stay at home parents, teachers, civil workers, politicians, or baristas, each and every life has purpose. God loves each of us. Let’s focus on that the next time we scroll though our social media feeds or walk through a public place. Focus on every face, and know that God knew all of us before we were even born. We are connected in a powerful way, by the Most High God. Each day we wake to breathe is purposed to make a difference.
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