For we are Godís workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Sometimes I sit at my desk at work and I look at the pile of stuff waiting for me to wade through and I feel overwhelmed. I never ends. I make my way to the bottom of one pile and another on appears to take its place. Of course laundry is the same. No sooner do I get the basket in my room emptied and all my clothes folded and put away then I walk by my kidsí room and see their basket overflowing onto the floor. Itís like running on a treadmill. You work really hard just to prevent yourself from going backwards.
I wonder, where are these good works that God prepared in advance for me to do? Will I ever make enough forward progress that Iíll be able to get off the treadmill and do the good works that I feel are inside me? Will there come a time when what I do every day actually matters?
But, what if there are good works for me to do right now, where I am, if Iíll just open my eyes to see them. What if my good works are integrity, honesty, compassion and perseverance? What if I need to change my perspective on what qualifies as a ďgood workĒ?
Thereís something to think about while Iím doing the laundry.
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