Just Doing Our Duty
“So likewise you, when you have done all those things which you are commanded, say, ‘We are unprofitable servants. We have done what was our duty to do.’” - (Luke 17:10)
Have you ever seen a bumper sticker with the words God is my copilot? The truth is that God doesn’t want to be your copilot; He doesn’t even want you in the cockpit.
Some people envision God as their copilot, as their wingman or close buddy. While it is true that God will be your friend, He wants to be so much more than that. You see, He is the Potter, and you are the clay. He is the Shepherd, and you are the sheep. He is the Master, and you are the servant.
We read in 1 Corinthians 6:19–20, “Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body” (nlt).
We need to always remember that everything belongs to God. Our possessions belong to God, our family belongs to God, and our future belongs to God. It all belongs to Him.
Our objective in life is not to find out how God can bless our dreams and ambitions—although that isn’t always being taught in our churches today. Rather, our objective is to find God’s plan and then align ourselves with it.
Maybe you’re thinking, “God doesn’t care about dreams. God doesn’t care about my ambitions.” God does care. But our goal should be to do what God wants us to do. And ultimately we will realize that God’s plans for us are better than our plans for ourselves.
Never be afraid to commit an unknown future to known God. That is what it means to be a servant. And that is what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ.
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