“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, NKJV
Are you consumed with thoughts about your life, the pursuit of your goals, the fixing of your problems, that you rarely consider the needs of others? If you answered “yes”, then you are not alone. Our society has grown increasingly self-absorbed, to where our minds are consumed with our own life, rather than with what matters most to God.
What matters to God is that we do the works that we were created to do. What works? Good works like sharing the Gospel, giving to someone in need, going to visit someone that is sick in the hospital, remembering the widows and orphans, calling to check on a friend or loved one, etc. People are blessed by our thoughtfulness. This is the kind of selfless ministry that goes unnoticed by the masses, but God takes notice. He instructs us to let our light shine so that people can see our good works and glorify our Father in heaven (see Matthew 5:16). Let God shine through you. Let Him be good to someone through you. Let Him heal through you and show His love and kindness through you. Take your mind off of you and focus on doing the works you were created to do.
Prayer: Father God, I pray You help me become consumed with what matters most to You. Work through me to bless others. Help me learn how to be thoughtful and rich in good works. Take my mind away from my own life and circumstances, and help me focus on being a light for You. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.