It's in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, he had his eye on us, had designs for us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything and everyone. Ephesians 1:11-12
This passage keeps popping up…I guess I'm supposed to go deep. How many times have you heard friends say, "I wish I knew my purpose, what I am here for?" If we don't know Christ, we aren't going to figure out how to live gloriously.
What was the last situation you needed to have worked out?
Thursday, I sat with five girl friends and we attempted to work out a date to get together again.
Today, I worked with a group at church as we figured out to most effectively feed 50 people.
If you live in a home with teenage drivers you may find yourself trying to work out whose driving which car when. If you have a senior in high school you may be attempting to work out the finances for where they will be able to attend college. For those in college you may be working out class schedules. For those with younger children, working out the summer calendar may be mind boggling.
This passage in Ephesians assures us that God is always working out what is best for us…even when we take the wrong path, he works to redirect us. When we process the fact that God has a plan and a purpose for us, we should want to know what God had in mind. It takes time in God's word to build a relationship with Jesus.