WHAT ARE YOU CALLED TO DO? (1)

OCTOBER 5

You are the salt of the earth. MATTHEW 5:13 NIV

Sometimes what a person contributes doesn’t get noticed until they’re no longer around to do it. The story is told of the husband who came home from work to find his house in a complete mess. The baby was crying, there were dishes piled up in the sink and dirty laundry on the Hoar. The TV was blaring, beds weren’t made, carpets weren’t vacuumed and dinner wasn’t ready. When he demanded to know what was up, his wife said, “You know how you always ask what I’ve been doing all day? Well, today I didn’t do it.” The Bible says, “Each one should retain the place in life … to which God has called him” (1 Cor 7:17 NIV). This doesn’t mean that we should not aspire to greater things. It just means that if we can’t start where we are, we can’t start at all.

One day Jesus healed a demon-possessed man who’d spent years separated from his family. After being set free, the man wanted to travel with Jesus. But Jesus said, “No, go back home and tell them what the Lord has done for you” ( See Lk 8:39). In other words, start where you are, use what you’ve got, and do

what you can. The Bible says: “You are the salt of the earth.” Salt doesn’t exist for its own pleasure. It must be poured into something bigger than itself; only then does it fulfill its purpose.

But be careful, don’t be ego-driven. The quest for significance can be misleading. You can’t do it by yourself for yourself, you must do it with God and for His purposes-then God will bless you!

Taken from THE BEST OF THE WORD FOR YOU TODAY

 

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