“And He said to them, “Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?” (Luke 2:49) (NKJV)
Our God thinks like a businessman. You cannot say that you are serving God and not have a business-like mentality. God has given to each and every one of us, talents, according to our different abilities. The talent is meant to be used to serve our communities and bring glory to God. What are you doing with the talent that God has given to you? (Matt. 25:14-29).
Is God’s business your business? Are you interested in saving lost souls? Is making money all that matters to you? Do you think about what can be done to advance the Kingdom of God? Or all you do is to use your ability to compete with others?
God has a purpose for your life, but is your life aligned with His purpose for you? He created us for His pleasure (Rev. 4:11), but is your life pleasing to Him? God has a plan for our lives, but is your life positioned for God to use? Why should God be seeking for a man, when you are here? (Ezek. 22:30).
When Jesus ascended up on high, He led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men (Eph. 4:8). What are you using your own gifts for? What are you doing for the Kingdom of God? Do you not know that you are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works? (Eph. 2:10). That is who you are.
Is there any connection between your life and the kingdom of God? Do you know who you are? Do you know what God wants you to do? Do you not know that God has kept you alive for a purpose? Do not be a Methuselah who lived for nine hundred and sixty nine years and died and only begat Lamech (Gen. 5: 22-27).
We must begin to understand how God thinks (Isa. 55:8-9). Knowledge is important. God wants us to be productive and faithful with the abilities He has given us. We must be useful for the Kingdom of God.
We have a special place in the heart of God (John 3:16), but does God have a special place in our hearts? Where your treasure is, there will your heart also be (Matt. 6:21). Get interested in your Father’s business (Luke 2:49).
We need to change the way we think, and begin to see things God’s way (1 Cor. 2:16). This week, let us consciously determine in our minds to be doers and not just hearers of the word (James 1:22-23).
There is no timetable for serving God. God is looking for a people who will worship Him in spirit and in truth (John 4:23-24). A people that will serve Him every second, every minute and every day. Are you one of those?