We are God’s workmanship, the product of His work, and we have been created in Christ Jesus with a purpose! Paul goes on to say that purpose is to accomplish good works for His kingdom. Imagine… from eternity past, God planned specific good works for each one of us! Before He created us, He knew what we were going to be like, and He specially crafted these works individually for us. That means that you have specific “works” that God has prepared for you and you alone.
Unfortunately, many of us assume that our current work is all that God has for us to do. In other words, God leads us to a particular practice or teaching position, and we think that this is the only work God has for us for the remainder of our lives. We get comfortable in the familiar routine of our lives and stop asking God if He has something else planned for us.
We may not take into account the possibility that there may be different “works” for different seasons of our life. I know a physician who spent his professional career in academics thinking this was God’s main “work” for his life. When he retired, he discovered that God had another work for him in a distant country. It turned out that this second work had more eternal impact than his prior professional academic career. However, he never would have been able to accomplish that eternal impact without his academic career. We never know what God is going to do through us.
If you are in the midst of your medical training and buried with all kinds of responsibilities and pressures that cause you to question your decision to enter medicine, remember that He has a specific work planned out for you. If you’ve been in medicine for a period of time and God is stirring something deep within you, get excited that He might be preparing you for the next special “work” He has planned for you.
Prayer- Lord, thank you for the way you have made me. Lead me to the works you have prepared for me and keep me open to the possibility that new works lie ahead. Amen