How do we get to the place where God will tell us, “Well done, good and faithful servant?”
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Stuart Briscoe told of an account that greatly impacted his life. He had asked a woman what she did for a living. Her response was, “I am a disciple of Christ, very skillfully disguised as a machine operator.” We are all called to be disciples of Christ!
Life can be busy and overwhelming. We can be busy with all kinds of things, instead of what is truly important. In order to live a life fully devoted to Christ, we need to seek first the kingdom of God and yield to what God has called us to do.
Seek first the kingdom of God
God tells us to “seek first his kingdom and his righteousness (Matt 6:33).” We do this by setting our minds on things above, not on things on Earth. We need to focus on what is important to God. We need to start the day off with prayer and reading the Bible.
Yield to what God has called you to do
God has given everyone talents and abilities. We are called to make an impact, whether we are a machine operator, pastor, mom or doctor.
“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10
The Parable of the Talents (Matt 25:14-30) is full of wisdom. We are all stewards of what God has given us. However, we need to stop comparing ourselves to other people! In the parable, when the master saw the two servants had used his resources wisely, he responded:
‘”Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!” Matthew 25: 21, 23
Likewise, we have lived a life “well done,” if we are faithful with the things God has called us to do. Make the most of each day. God has you right where you need to be.