“And this is His command: to believe in the name of His Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as He commanded us.” 1 John 3:23
Over the course of my life, I have spent a lot of time trying to figure out God’s will. When I was in high school, I needed to know what college to go to. When I was in college, I wondered if my major was right. After college, I looked for the right job, the right place to live, the right church, and the right one to marry.
In our modern society, we have a lot of choices for our lives. Even within our talents and gifts, many opportunities are available to us in regards to where we live, work, worship, shop, and so on. As a result, choosing our path can be more complicated that it needs to be.
1 John 3:23 states God’s desire for us very simply: believe in Jesus Christ and love people. That’s it. That is how God wants us to spend our time here on earth. If you want to fulfill your purpose, do those two things, wherever you are. No matter what job you have, you can love God. No matter where you live, you can love the people along your path. In your everyday existence you will come across people who need God’s love through your warmth, your love, and your kindness.
God gives us gifts and talents to use for His glory. But the biggest influence we might have for the kingdom of God is seeking Him with all of our hearts and serving the people who surround us.
Lord, as I get to know You better, help me love other people better. Amen.
By Debbie West