“God . . . created each of us in Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing” (Ephesians 2:10 MSG).
Even though we live in a world focused on ME; this scripture clearly states that God did not put you on Earth just to live for yourself, He intends for us to help make this world a better place!
I am sure you have heard people who live their lives awaiting the weekend, or a vacation, or for an upcoming event …. Sports, dates, the new house, the new job. Living for these things is not what we were created for…if we are not willing to fulfill the purpose we were created for, then we are missing the point of life.
We were not created to be the ‘takers’ of life but givers – servants. Not servants to this world, but in service to others we come along side of. This is what the true meaning of being a follower of Christ. It isn’t just for those who are in a paid position, or on staff, for our missionaries – it is a role that each one of us takes on the day we accepted Jesus as our savior and now we step into the world to shine his light and lighten the load of those we encounter.
The phrase ‘one another’ is derived from the Greek word allelon which means ‘one another, each other; mutually, reciprocally’. This phrase occurs 100 times in the New Testament and approximately 59 of those occurrences are specific commands teaching us how (and how not) to relate to one another. Work toward living your as the light of Christ, as a ‘joint heir’ – making the world a better place one person at a time. This is the way God intended for us to live out our days.