Imagine getting up every day with the conviction that you are on the planet for a purpose. How fulfilled and fruitful would you be to know that you and your work matters to God and that He is pleased? Sound impossible? In Christ, it is Him possible because He created you for good works, so therefore remember to walk as God’s workmanship.
When you actually realize the truth about yourself as described in the following verse…
“We are His workmanship,
created in Christ Jesus for good works,
which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.”
Ephesians 2:10 (NASB)
…you will be transformed. Your life will never the same again because you see and can love yourself correctly – as a loved and cherished child of God. When you love yourself with God’s love, then you are free to love others compassionately, serving them in good works that God prepared.
Good works then become real success – accomplishing genuinely purposeful work, not only for blessings and benefits in this world, but also for eternal impact and rewards. So, let’s read each of the four part of this verse again, s-l-o-w-l-y…
1. We are God’s workmanship
2. Created in Christ Jesus for good works
3. Which God prepared beforehand
4. So that you would walk in them
If this is true, what are the implications and applications in your life, your work, and your relationships? Who are you as God’s workmanship? What does it mean to be created in Christ Jesus for good works? How can you discover works God has already prepared? How will you walk in them? The answers to these questions lie in the truth that you can hear God’s call—not only calling you into relationship with Him, but also calling you to hear and follow Him one step at a time. This truth can transform success from a potential to a reality in you.