According to Ephesians 2 each of us has a specific task to do for God. For most of us it is a mystery deeply woven into God’s grand scheme for His entire universe and His specific plan for our being here. It is difficult for us to imagine how someone as insignificant as each of us thinks we are can have an effect on something as large and important as the plan of salvation. Yet we do. The interesting thing about this is I’m not sure anyone ever knows.
Elijah was the greatest prophet of the Old Testament and he spent a huge amount of time in a state of depression wondering about himself. John the Baptist, who according to Jesus was the greatest prophet ever, languished in prison doubting himself and even doubting if Jesus really were the Messiah. He sent his disciples to check on Jesus and to report back to him about what was happening.
If ever you have moments of doubt about your usefulness for God, you are in excellent company. Perhaps the person who does not and thinks they are God’s answer to the present is the one in jeopardy. Our task is to be willing. God will take care of the when and where for us. After it occurs we will most likely not notice. But God noticed and will someday let you know just how very valuable you are to Him. You count. You are somebody. If you were not Jesus would not have died for you. He did.
“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” There it is. Ephesians 2:10
Written by Roger Bothwell on July 24, 2015
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