What determines the value of your life? Is it how much money you make or how much stuff you have? Is it the quality of your education and the job you have? Is it how much you give to the poor and needy? What is it that makes life worth something if it is even worthy anything at all?
But my life is worth nothing unless I use it for doing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about God’s wonderful kindness and love.
Acts 20:24 (NLT)
Paul considered all but three years of his life to be worthless—the only years that held value were the ones he used to obey the call of God on his life.
Like Paul, we’ve all been given the same assignment—the Great Commission as described in Mark 16:15. But what about everything else? Not everyone can (or should) go into full time ministry. How do we know what else to do with our lives to make them worthwhile? How do we know what to do to give our lives worth?
Who else can we get advice from than the man after God’s heart? David certainly knew where guidance came from.
Who are those who fear the Lord?
He will show them the path they should choose.
Psalm 25:12 (NLT)
God’s call on our lives doesn’t simply appear out of thin air the moment we accept Christ as Savior. It takes time. It takes a relationship. It takes trust.
Our value and worth in life are derived from our relationship with God and our obedience to His leading. My call isn’t your call and your call isn’t your sister’s call. While we’ve all been given certain instructions as Christians, the how, when, and where may vary. Determining those factors can only come through your own personal relationship with Jesus. This is where trust and dependence on God comes in.
The Lord leads with unfailing love and faithfulness
all those who keep his covenant and obey his decrees.
Psalm 25:10 (NLT)
Daily Bible reading: Psalm 25-27, Acts 20:17-38