Life is certainly just a temporary assignment, but one that is of supreme significance. In God's says, "We fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."
(2 Cor. 4:18).
We must all remember that this earth is not our home. God has placed us here for a reason and it's crucial that we understand why. I believe God's word speaks loud and clear to us.
“It is God himself who has made us what we are and given us new lives from Christ Jesus; and long ages ago he planned that we should spend these lives in helping others” (Ephesians 2:10 LB).
God calls us to a service far beyond anything we could ever imagine. We were put on earth to make a contribution in this temporary world we occupy.
We weren’t created just to consume resources—to eat, drink, breath, and be merry. God designed us to make a difference with our lives. We were created to add to life on earth, not just take from it. God wants us to give something back.
The Bible says, “God . . . has created us for a life of good deeds, which he has already prepared for us to do” (Ephesians 2:10 TEV). These “good deeds” are our service to the world. Whenever we serve others in any way, we are actually serving God and fulfilling one of your purposes (Colossians 3:23–24; Matthew 25:34–45; Ephesians 6:7).
What God told Jeremiah is also true for you: “Before I made you in your mother’s womb, I chose you. Before you were born, I set you apart for a special work” (Jeremiah 1:5 NCV).
You and I are God's special work and we must do something about it. When most people think of this “special work,” they think of pastors, priests, and professional clergy, but God says every member of his family is to minister. In the Bible, the words servant and minister are synonyms, as are service and ministry. You and I are to serve God in ways unique to our individual purposes for which we were created.
Have you ever wondered why God doesn’t just immediately take us to heaven the moment we accept his grace? Why does he leave us in a fallen world and ugly society of people? He leaves us here to fulfill his purposes. Once you are saved, God intends to use you for his goals. God has a ministry for you in his church and a mission for you in the world.
Father, Help us not to take advantage of our salvation or as Paul said to neglect "such a great salvation" may we be the servants you called each of us to be. May you motivate us through your Spirit to get excited about what we can do for you. May we not be idle in this work of grace for which you are sending us. Help us to share our faith today and encourage us to have eyes that see and ears that hear. We go with you in the Name Jesus'! For His Glory - we pray.