"Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of Truth." 2 Timothy 2:15 (NIV)
As we near the end of January in this new year, I am still thinking about the year that lies ahead. I am pondering my goals, my challenges, my desires and most of all, what are God's goals and what are His desires for my life?
My challenge, my goal for this year is to do my best. That's what God is asking of me. I don't have to do what someone else does and I don't even have to be as good as they are at what they do. (Neither do you.) I am convinced that God wants me (and you) to do the very best we can with what He has blessed us with.
God gifts us uniquely. Let's do the best we can with the gifts, talents, and abilities God has given us. (Quit comparing ourselves with others!) I truly want to be "a workman that does not need to be ashamed" and I want to "correctly handle the word of Truth."
Will God say to us, "Well done, good and faithful servant?" (Matthew 25:21) If we give Him our best, we can expect to hear those precious, comforting and rewarding words.
Our challenge: Give Him our very best!