Now I know you didn’t think you were getting off the hook that easy! You see, sometimes when things don’t work out it’s not because God has something better for us; but because WE ourselves need to DO or BE BETTER! Often times we take for granted the jobs, relationships, family, even the gifts and callings we are blessed with. We get too relaxed with our blessings, not working as hard to take care of them and uphold our end of the deal. Then when things fall apart or don’t work out we point the finger at other people and immediately assume that God must have something better for us. However, perhaps we already had the BEST and God actually wants US to do BETTER.
We pray to God for the best and He is gracious enough to give it to us. So we in return need to be the best toward the things He gives us. If God blessed you with an awesome job, be an awesome employee. If He blessed you with an amazing wife, be an amazing husband. If He blessed you with a great position in your church, be a great leader. The Word of God instructs us to walk WORTHY of our calling, simply meaning to humbly and completely fulfill our calling. And we can only do this by giving each work our very BEST effort and energy! Sometimes the problem is not everybody else, it’s US…So let’s Be BETTER!
Ephesians 4:1 (New King James Version)
“I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”
-To God be the Glory
*Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.