Christians know that a result of faith is purpose in our lives. Our purpose is to show God’s love to others so that more people will come to faith in God. German philosopher and theologian, Johann Gottfried Von Herder, has an excellent quote about the importance of inspiration for purpose. “Without inspiration, the best powers of the mind are dormant. There is a tinder in us which needs to be quickened with sparks.” For Christians, God’s love in our lives is that spark and inspiration that burns within us.
Christians have a variety of different jobs, but all of us are in the salvation business. We can seek to know the Gospel message well and to share this with others. God is not asking us to be anyone but ourselves. Our own personal story of how God has affected our lives can make a difference because it has God’s power behind it.
Christian author Lysa TerKeurst provides a simple prayer to start each day with. “God, I want to see You. God, I want to hear You. God, I want to know You. So that I can follow hard after You. Please help me recognize Your presence in my day today.”
Each day we can offer God our willingness. Even if you feel that you are not in a position for God to use you, simply be willing to follow and listen to Him. God can use who you are and the gifts He has given you to make a difference in the lives of others. Be obedient to God’s will and watch Him accomplish amazing things through your life! You may not even know the full impact of the actions you take and the words you speak, but God is using them for good!
Christian, author, and professor of mathematics education.