Therefore I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God. Ephesians 4:1
I have heard this scripture many times, but this time I really started thinking about what it means. Paul is telling us, asking us, begging us, challenging us to live a life worthy of our calling.
What is our calling?
God has chosen us to be Christ's representatives on earth. He has called us to be His own. Our lives should be different from those who don't belong to Jesus.
The world is watching. Do people see Jesus living in you?
I have to admit that I have failed. My life has resembled that of the world with all its worries and fears. But God has been reminding me.
Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world,
but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.
Romans 12:2 NLT
If I believe that the God of the universe chooses to dwell in me, then why am I worried? Do I really think that my concerns are too big for Him? If He has called me to do something, what makes me think He hasn't already made a way for me to do it? Why are we thinking as the world thinks?