Grace and Peace family,
Are You “Called” Or “Driven”?
When I imagine Christ making His way through the bustling and demanding crowds, I see Him peacefully carrying out God’s purpose.
CALLED by the Father to complete His task, Jesus never appeared to be in a hurry… yet He was always progressing toward His goal.
Because Jesus had a clear sense of His calling, He was able at age 33 — the night before the cross — to say to His Father, “I have finished the work You gave me to do.” (John 17:4)
This is how it should be with us as well. God has CALLED us to a work, whether it be at home, at work, in the supermarket, or behind a pulpit.
Unfortunately, many of us conduct our lives in a manner more indicative of a DRIVEN person:
He’s in constant pursuit of expansion.
He’s restless and very intense.
He’s very competitive.
His people skills are underdeveloped.
He’s “too busy for integrity.”
He’s preoccupied with symbols of achievement
By contrast, Isaiah paints a picture of work accomplished God’s way:
“The work of righteousness will be peace, and the result of righteousness will be quietness and confident trust forever.” (Isaiah 32:17)
If your lifestyle and approach to work reflect a DRIVEN man as opposed to the CALLED person of Isaiah 32:17, perhaps it is time to take inventory.
Have a thoughtful Tuesday