We live in a striving, performing, achieving culture and it’s easy to adopt an achievment oriented attitude. When meeting new people, often the first thing they’ll ask is, “What do you do?” For women, our most frequently voiced question is, “What sports do your kids participate in?” We’ve come to define ourselves by the roles we play, but as Christians, aren’t we meant for more?
Notice how Paul identifies himself in Romans 1:1: “Paul a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God.” (NIV)
He was a servant of Christ, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God.
Paul’s identity centered on who he was in Christ and what Christ called him to do.
What about us? Can we say the same thing?
Often we get this flipped, although we’d never admit it verbally, but our actions and how we spend our time reveal our true convictions.
Lord, help me to be your servant. Remind me of my calling to share your love and truth with a hurting world. Set me apart for the things of You, removing in me everything that gets in Your way. May I live out my convictions today, using each moment in a way that glorifies You.
What’s one thing you can do today to demonstrate a commitment to your calling? How can you put feet to your convictions today?