For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10 ESV
What does Good Work look like for you?
If you are a father or mother, what does good work look for you in that role?
If you are a minister or an executive, what does good work look like for you?
If you are an accountant or an electrician, what does good work look like for you?
Whatever your calling, whatever your role, whatever you profession, what does good work look like for you?
Paul writes in Ephesians that we are Jesus’ creative masterpiece for the purpose of doing good work. That we are characters within his narrative of life and fill the pages of his story with good work. That the productive work we do has been pre-planned. You are simply following through on what you have been called to do.
You may still be in the preparation stage of the main theme of God’s plan. Or you may be completing the most adventurous journey in the workplace that a person could experience in this life. Either way, you are His workmanship gracefully cultivated to fulfill His purpose for your sake and for the sake of others.
The question remains what kind of work are you going to do? Are you going to give it your best and do good work? Or are we going to fight, argue, and criticize everyone because you don’t like what you are currently doing? Are you going to make your Heavenly Father pleased with your service to the heavenly Family business or disappoint yourself and the angels who are rooting for you?
When we take the gifts, talents, and abilities He placed within our DNA and wholeheartedly share that with others, we are performing good works.
The Bible gives much insight into the good works we are called to do. Everything from caring for the poor and alien, to the quality of service and products we exchange for the benefit of others. Everything we do that is within His Will is good and beneficial for humanity. God wired us to do good work. Here are some Scriptures to ponder:
“From the fruit of his mouth a man is satisfied with good, and the work of a man’s hand comes back to him.” Proverbs 12:14
“In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” Matt 5:16
“They (the rich) are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share,…” 1 Timothy 6:18.
“The saying is trustworthy, and I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to devote themselves to good works. These things are excellent and profitable for people.” Titus 3:8
There are many others that you may enjoy studying. Just realize that you were physically born and newly created in Jesus Christ for good work. If you are having trouble discovering what work God has called you for, spend time with Him in prayer. He will lead you to the people or to the place where you will have the opportunity to glorify Him through the good work you were pre-wired to fulfill. For when you find yourself there, than you will realize how much involved he is in your life and continue to praise Him, and praise Him, and praise Him.
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