Yesterday, we reflected on the truth that WE WERE CREATED ON PURPOSE FOR A PURPOSE. Today, as we zero in on "Purpose" there is a second truth we must consider:
TRUTH #2: Remember WE are God’s CHILDREN…not HIS employees!
Wow. Think about that for a moment and ask: What are the implications of being God's kid?
In the book Replenish, Lance Witt writes: There’s a huge difference between being a son/daughter and being an employee. A company has a transactional relationship with the employee. You produce…you’re in. You don’t produce…you’re out. Your compensation is connected to your contribution. But it’s different being a son or daughter. You are family. Your place is not dependent on your performance.
Can I share transparently?
When I first sought to discover my purpose, I have to admit, my motivation was skewed. I longed to discover how I might win God's affection.
I considered what "huge feats" I could accomplish that might gain God's attention.
What I didn't understand (at that time) was that I could never earn God's affection or accomplish something so significant that I would merit his attention!
The truth that I am God's daughter completely liberated me. Today, I see God more fully and realize that there is absolutely NOTHING that I can offer Him that HE NEEDS or that HE hasn't empowered me to give. Yet, he invites me to simply offer Him my affection through a surrendered life...
What else can we give a KING WHO OWNS EVERYTHING?
It's a liberating thought to grasp that God lavishes His affection on us because He love us. He's chosen us. We had his attention long before creation. WHY? Because He chose us!
He invites us to simply love Him back! Our purpose in life is to offer Him praise. How we express that praise is demonstrated in a variety of ways, methods, and roles...
Friend, that's why our significance isn't determined by what we do...but in whose we are.
I encourage you to consider and ponder the relevance of being God's kid. What does that mean? What are the implications of being grafted into God's family? ... I'd love for you to share your thoughts. What does it mean to be God's kid?