What about your life–are you absorbed and busy, captivated by your opportunities and enthralled with indomitable fascination?
Or have you just lost interest in most of what is happening? Do you merely endure the things that come your way, day after day?
I think we have all observed people who radiate a sense of being fully engaged in what they do. I am also fairly certain that each one of us have had our moments when that could be said of us.
When reading what is recorded about the life of Jesus Christ, it is an unmistakable fact that He vigorously fulfilled God’s Will for Him: He fasted forty days in preparation for the Work He was given (Matthew 4:2); He prayed fervently for God’s guidance (Luke 6:12-16; Matthew 26:36-46); He was willing to die in order to save others (John 10:15)—in all that Jesus did, He did everything with a zealous commitment to please God!
In Matthew 25:14-30, the parable of the talents is given by Jesus. Quite decisively, some of the servants were more productive than others. We find an example of someone who used his talents with great energy and effectiveness—the apostle Paul:
“For I am the least of the apostles, who am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me” (1 Corinthians 15:9-10).
Jesus Christ stated this concerning all who are His disciples:
“‘…I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly’” (John 10:10).
We are also told in Ecclesiastes 9:10, “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might…”
Let’s not make the tragic mistake of drifting along without fervently responding to the supreme calling that is Christianity.
Now, what about the life that you now live, are you engaged—really?