Do you want to do something more with your life?
I believe God has put within each of us the desire to do something more to impact our world for good! He says in John 14:12,“I can guarantee this truth: Those who believe in me will do the things that I am doing. They will do even greater things…
The problem is, we talk about it but rarely do anything about it! Why? Because we have taken for granted the greatness and glory of our God. This principle of our faith needs to be more than just head knowledge. We need to get this understanding into our hearts and then let it implode into every facet of our being. Understanding is power. True understanding opens doors, not just to new possibilities but to endless possibilities. Like when you finally understand the principle of “carrying” in math addition; suddenly you realize you can add any amount of numbers!!
Understanding the greatness and glory of God opens doors for us to do something more. Instead of simply taking for granted the power of God, stop, and reflect on it for a while. He(God) spoke the world into existence (Gen 1) and He holds it together (Heb 1:3). Take time to meditate on His majesty, splendor, & greatness. His unconditional love (John 3:16) and the fact that He’s eternal; forever He was and forever He will be God. I could go on but you get the picture. Our God is amazingly awesome; undeniably great and glorious.
This understanding drives us to action (Col 1:9-10). It motivates us to do something more.
First, it gives us the ability and desire to deal with our issues. Issues that keep our focus on ourselves thereby diminishing our impact on the world around us. Understanding the greatness of God gives us the strength to walk in forgiveness, repentance, and victory. We will make right choices in regards to sin and hurt in our lives because our ultimate desire will be to show forth the glory of God (Isaiah 60:1).
Then we will “let our light shine before others, so that they may see our good works and give glory to our Father who is in heaven” (Matt 5:16). This can be as simple as making a connection with a neighbor or co-worker. Being friendly and real. Jesus set the example for us in this area. He made connections with people by genuinely caring for their needs. He built trust by meeting needs. We should be doing the same. Choosing to respond with love to the brokenness and sin around us will open doors of opportunity. Showing compassion and healing to broken people will cause God’s glory to be evident in us!
This is the something more that’s in us to do. This is how we impact the world for good.