God’s Handiwork

God's workmanship“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”           Eph. 2:10 (NIV)

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Each of us has a God-placed need to impact the world around us. Medicine provides an excellent career in which we can impact this world as well as eternity. Unfortunately, after entering medicine, we can become enthralled with our impact in this world and ignore our potential for eternal impact.

Today’s verse provides an answer to reverse that trend.

Paul tells us that we are created for impact!

We are created in Christ Jesus not only to do good works, but works that have been specifically designed in advance for each of us.

Think for a minute…God has specific works prepared specifically just for you.

He has not only made you for impact, but has designed just how you are to impact this world and eternity.

He is simply waiting for you to enter those works.

But sometimes, we get caught up in our own works.

We miss what God has for us because we fail to seek His guidance as we make decisions in our life. As believers, we have the right to make choices in our life, but when those choices are made without going to the Lord, or worse, by ignoring His leading in another direction, we miss the best of what God has for us. Then we become the proverbial square peg trying to fit into the round hole.

The good news is that God is ready and waiting to lead us to the works He has laid out for us. All we need to do is once again submit to Him and ask for His leading. He is faithful and will provide that leading.

When we find ourselves working in the tasks that God has prepared for us, we will find that the task matches our abilities and gifting. As Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi so elegantly put it in his book with the same title, we will experience flow.

We will experience the joy of doing what we were created to do.

If you find that you are struggling to fit into your current role in medicine, ask the Lord to reveal any necessary adjustments He might have for you.

Prayer: Lord, lead me to the works You have prepared for me.

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