37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Matthew 22:37-40 (NIV)
As believers, we tend to overcomplicate our purpose in the Kingdom at times. We compare our list of qualifications and accomplishments to heroes of the Bible, or those around us, and wonder what we have to offer the world.
In the scripture above, Jesus summed it up for us… Love. No one’s purpose is any greater than another’s. Each of us have a sphere of influence we walk in every day, and if we intentionally apply this scripture to our daily decisions, meetings, engagements, or whatever else comes our way, then we will always be living our purpose.
Father, help us to understand that our identity or purpose is not a sum of what we can do or what we know. Help us to realize the talents or abilities that each of us have are simply tools to help us engage in life so that we can fulfill the Greatest Commandment.