For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.Ephesians 2:10 NLT
The beauty of being a Christian is that we have free will. We get to choose what we do with each moment. We get to choose how we fit into God’s masterpiece. When we make the decision to follow Jesus Christ, we set off down a new path. We say yes to following a higher calling in our lives. We say yes to making wiser choices each day. We say yes to doing better and being better. But, we don’t always make choices in alignment with the higher call.
Whenever an artist starts a piece of work, it’s impossible to know whether they will create a masterpiece or a catastrophe. For man, there is so much unpredictability with the outcome. But with God, the outcome is certain. God is the master artist. He is the ultimate creator and He has created a masterpiece with us. He has appointed each of us for a specific time and space.
To walk in the fullness of our calling means that we are playing our role in the execution of God’s masterpiece. God created each of us for good works. When we refuse to do what God has told us to do, we still fit into the plan, but not to the same extent as if we were all in. Let’s say that God places someone on your heart to check on or speak a positive word to, but you resist. Your words could have been the very thing that person needed to experience the love of God. Sure, God can use another person to encourage them, but God nudged you.
Each and every day, you have an opportunity to live yielded to the Holy Spirit and walk in alignment with all that God has called you to be. Today, make a choice to commit to the higher calling. Be sensitive to what the master artist is telling you to do. Take an active role in God’s masterpiece.