What’s Your Business?

 

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” - Ephesians 2:10

 

Charles Dickens drives home a profound truth in a scene from his famous novel, A Christmas Carol.

Confronted one night by the ghost of his crooked business partner – and warned to mend his ways – the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge cries out in exasperation, “But you were always a good man of business in life, Jacob!” To which the miserable ghost replies…

“Business! Man-kind was my business… charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence were, all, my business. The dealings of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business!” 

The fact is our lives are meant for so much more than chasing our own ambitions. And a life dedicated to making yourself happy will only make you miserable. But a life lived for God and the good of those He puts in your path will bless your heart in a thousand different ways.

Your true business in this life is to be about God’s business. So make today about serving His kingdom – it’s what you were created in Christ Jesus to do!

 

Prayer Challenge:

Ask God to show you ways you can serve Him today. Pray that your eyes, ears, and heart will be open to the needs of those around you.