“We are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10
What do you suppose the creator of the sponge would say if the sponge remained unopened in the package or sitting on a shelf? Perhaps he would say, “that’s not what I created you for.” Imagine what the conversation would be like between the sponge and its creator if the two were to meet up one day. Here are a few things I think the creator would say to the sponge.
Lessons from the sponge
1. What you absorb is what will come out of you. Examine. What are you learning? …listening to? …exposing yourself to? What goes in is what will come out. What are you supposed to be doing that you keep putting off?
2. If you never absorb anything, you will not have anything to give. Take action. Read, listen and meditate on things that add value to your life. It is not just for you, but for others. What should you be learning in order to help others?
3. If all you do is absorb and never give back, your purpose will be short-lived. You can only receive so much. Understand that your capacity to receive from others corresponds with how much you give.
4. Your purpose is useless without the involvement of others. It’s not about you, but the people around you. Make a difference. Get involved. People need what you have. Allow others to squeeze you. Don’t resist pressure, embrace it.
REACHING FORWARD is about becoming all that God intended you to be. Come out of your package and off of your shelf and be who God created you to be. Start now.