Created for More

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Wash, Rinse, Repeat. These directions used to appear on shampoo bottles, but over time, they’ve become a symbol for any mundane, never-ending activity.

Does your life follow a similar cycle? Wake, Work, Sleep, Repeat.

For many, that’s what life is about, with short breaks in between to escape the daily grind.

But God says we were created for more — much more! According to Ephesians 2:10, “We are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” God made you and saved you for a special purpose—to worship Him in love and obedience.

1 Corinthians 10:31 puts it this way: “Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” What? You mean I can eat to God’s glory? I thought only “spiritual” things like reading my Bible and going to church glorified God! Certainly, those things are important, but when God’s glory is our goal, every activity becomes an act of worship.

The morning commute. Filing paperwork. Changing a diaper. Fixing the car. Playing with the kids. Serving at church. Whatever you’re involved with, it is not a brainless waste of time. It’s a new opportunity to serve the living God.

Photo credit: Josh Kenzer