You can’t do it alone and you don’t have to! God has given every person on the planet a purpose. And believe it or not, we all ultimately have the exact same purpose. Now the way we accomplish this purpose is different for everybody, but we all have the same purpose! Our purpose is to give God glory by doing life together!
When I use the skills, gifts and talents that God has given me to bless and grow others and when others allow my skills, gifts and talents to bless and grow them, God gets glory. When others use their skills, gifts and talents to bless and grow me and when I let their skills, gifts and talents bless and grow me, God gets glory. It is all about giving and receiving to and from one another for the glory of God!
Jesus Prayed For Unity! In John 17, Jesus prayed His High Priestly Prayer and in this prayer He prayed that we would be one, just as He and God are one! He prayed for our unity. Our unity brings God glory! Jesus brings together that which can only be brought together by a higher power and when we come together it gives glory to God by proving His existence and power in and through our lives.
Jesus Commanded Love! In Matthew 22:37-40, Jesus gave us the greatest commandment when He told us to love God with all of our heart, soul and mind and to love one another as we love ourselves! If we are really followers of Jesus, then love is not an option – it is a command! We can’t have real unity with out real love! To not love is to disobey Jesus our Savior and miss the fulfillment that comes from accomplishing our purpose!
Jesus Expects Obedience! 1 Peter 1:22 says that we purify ourselves by obeying the truth. This obedience to the truth means that we have a sincere love that flows from deep within our hearts for one another. All through the Scriptures, we can find references about how we do this with and to each other.
We can’t do it alone and be pleasing to God! So stop right now and think about how and what you allow to get in the way of your doing things the way that God wants them done. Ask God to help you to get rid of the stumbling block or blocks! With God and each other, it is amazing what we can accomplish for God’s glory and a blessing the fulfillment we will receive!