You my identify yourself as our culture is prone to do by what you do. You are a truck driver, a carpenter, a grocery store worker, a nurse, etc., but the reality is you are not those things. They are where God has placed you for the moment, your vocation is your mission field for however long it lasts.
Our over achieving western culture has sucked us Christians into the vortex of hurry and achievement.
One good thing about the pandemic is God has used it in our lives to cause us to reflect and evaluate what is truly important. Making a living, providing for our family is paramount yet Christ has said this will not be what we need to live a Christ-centered life.
Luke 14:33 – “So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.”
Christ is telling us that we must be willing to sacrifice all that we have, if need be, to follow him. If need be we must be of the mind to help our neighbors, family community in ways that are above and beyond what the world would do.
All of us have a common call from God as peers with each other in life. Out of that each of us has a focus as servant-leaders and to be in submission to others as well. Ultimately the cost of being a disciple of Christ is our willingness to submit our will to his and to share all that we have as needed. We must get past the tendency to seek our Lord last in life, thinking instead we are smart enough or wise enough on our own to surmount any circumstance, we are not!
Living as a child of God includes all of theses things in unison and these realizations are acquired by daily and ongoing faith, a real relationship with your Lord, confession of sins and true repentance.
If you have wasted time in life then begin now and pray to Christ for help in living a Christ centered, a Gospel centered life!
Jesus said, "Be faithful until death and I will give you the crown of life" (Revelation 2:10).