September 5, 2020

What are you living for?

Posted By Jessica Taylor

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I hope you will be a missionary wherever your lot is cast. . . . It makes but little difference after all where we spend these few fleeting years, if they are only spent for the glory of God. Be assured there is nothing else worth living for.

Elizabeth Freeman

What are you living for?

There’s nothing wrong with working hard to get a paycheck and provide for yourself and your family. In fact, the Bible says that one who does not provide for  family “is worse than an infidel” (1 Timothy 5:8, KJV). I know that these are tough times. You may have lost your job or are in some other financial difficulty and are concerned about providing for your family. But, you know, the greatest thing you can provide for your family is a living, intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. After all is said and done, that’s what’s going to count.

Are you representing Jesus Christ well wherever you go? When people see the way you interact with others and the way you communicate, are they drawn to the Savior? That’s what being a missionary is all about. You are His representative. You are His ambassador. You have been called to be an ambassador of the living God.

God has called me to the work of evangelism. God calls people to the pastorate. God calls people as medical missionaries. God sometimes calls people to make some form of ministry their life work. But most are called to be faithful servants while working in other capacities. No matter how we earn a living, all of us are in ministry because we represent Him. That’s really what matters.

And when you die, what will be most important is what you have done to represent Him in the way you’ve lived. That’s your call in life. Take it seriously. And wherever you go today, remember why you’re there.

Pit Stop Prayer

Almighty God, You are my Lord! Wherever I go today, remind me that I represent You, that You have placed me there for a purpose and that Your love and mercy reaches out to everyone I meet. Let me be a channel of that love and mercy.