Have you ever asked God, “What do you want me to do?” If so, you’re just like millions of people around the world, especially Christians.
Asking God what his will for your life is isn’t always that simple. We ask God everything from should I move to this city or not, should I get married to this person or not, should I take this job or not… There’s no end to the areas we seek his will.
As I’m sure you know, God doesn’t spell out every aspect of our lives in the Bible even though we wish he would. In some areas, you just need faith. However, other areas of a Christian’s life are so clear we should all be doing them.
Here’s a short list of what Christians should do.
1. We should live for Christ and not for ourselves.
2 Corinthians 5:14-15 says, “Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.”
Let’s all agree; there’s a whole lot of selfish living in the world. Those who follow Jesus should live for Jesus.
2. We should look at our lives and the world in light of eternity.
2 Corinthians 5: 16 says, “from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer.”
God views the world in light of his eternal plan revealed to us in his son Christ Jesus. We should do the same. It brings a whole lot more peace in your life when you stop looking at everything from a human perspective and instead look at it from God’s.
3. We should have an unwavering belief that life change comes only through Jesus.
2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “If anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
This is the essential belief of every Christian. Jesus changes lives. When you put your faith in him, he makes you a new person.
4. We should love the message.
2 Corinthians 5:18-19 says, “All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.”
There is no more powerful message in the world than this; Through Jesus Christ, God forgives sinners.
Everyone needs to know this! It’s why we who follow Jesus should never be embarrassed, ashamed, or uncomfortable with the message we proclaim.
5. We should live as Christ’s ambassador.
2 Corinthians 5:20 says, “We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.
God wants everyone to know the Good News of Jesus Christ. That’s why he’s commissioned us as his messengers to a world that needs him.
Living as Christ’s ambassador is the most urgent, significant, and fulling thing you will ever do with your life.
6. We should live free from sin.
2 Corinthians 5:21 says, “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”
When you come to Jesus, God forgives your sins. All of them! And you are declared to be right with him. And he doesn’t want us to fall back into our old ways of living. He wants us to live for him.
Think About It:
- What are you doing?