I enjoy visiting with a family friend of ours who happens to be a salesman. It has occurred to me that he must be good at what he does because he knows his product well, is acquainted with his clientele, and is purposeful in his endeavors. He is certain to be an asset to his company.
In the natural world, being good at what you do is evidenced by the level of sales you produce, the amount of success you achieve, or by the fame and fortune you acquire. From a worldly perspective, each person is responsible for making his own way and creating his own success.
In the supernatural realm, however, personal obedience to God is what produces success (Joshua 1:8). Believers are not asked to make their own way, but to rely on following God’s way and to leave the results to Him: No pressure sales, no quotas to meet, only freedom to walk according to His will.
Can you imagine each Christian choosing to be purposeful in living for Jesus, equipping themselves with the knowledge of God’s Word, and becoming personally engaged in the lives of those around them? They would certainly become assets to God’s kingdom!