Are you choosing to live your life on purpose? Furthermore, are you pursuing the calling given to you? What’s more, are these helping to motivate you to do everything for God’s glory? Similarly, do you realize how it will help you find true meaning in life beyond the hustle and bustle?
Equally important, God created you on purpose, with purpose, and for a purpose! What’s more, God has prepared good works in advance for you to accomplish. Therefore, the decision is yours if you will do everything for God’s glory and find true meaning in your life. It’s beyond waking up, doing stuff, and returning to sleep.
He purposed for us to live for God’s glory:
‘Everyone who is called by My Name, Whom I have created for My glory, Whom I have formed, even whom I have made.” ‘Isaiah 43:7
He purposed for us to find true meaning for God’s glory:
‘But you are a chosen race , a royal priesthood , a consecrated nation , a [special] people for God’s own possession , so that you may proclaim the excellencies [the wonderful deeds and virtues and perfections] of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. ‘1 Peter 2:9
He purposed that we live for God’s glory for a specific amount of time:
‘There is a season (a time appointed) for everything and a time for every delight and event or purpose under heaven—
A time to be born and a time to die; A time to plant and a time to uproot what is planted. A time to kill and a time to heal; A time to tear down and a time to build up. A time to weep and a time to laugh; A time to mourn and a time to dance. A time to throw away stones and a time to gather stones; A time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing. A time to search and a time to give up as lost; A time to keep and a time to throw away. A time to tear apart and a time to sew together; A time to keep silent and a time to speak. A time to love and a time to hate; A time for war and a time for peace.
What profit is there for the worker from that in which he labors? I have seen the task which God has given to the sons of men with which to occupy themselves. ‘Ecclesiastes 3:1-10
Firstly, let’s be the dads who are the husbands our wives need to the glory of our great God! Secondly, let’s be the dads who our kids need to the glory of our great God! Finally, let’s be the dads the world needs us to be for the glory of our great God! Let’s do it all for God’s glory!
So let’s consider ways to apply today’s verse of the day to be the dads who are doing everything for God’s glory and to find true meaning in life.
Applications of doing everything for God’s glory:
Prioritize God in your life for God’s glory:
Firstly, make sure that your relationship with God is your top priority. Seek to love Him with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength, and make Him the center of your life.
Live with Integrity for God’s glory:
Secondly, as a dad, make sure to be a man of integrity, and let your words and actions be consistent with your beliefs. Be honest, trustworthy, and dependable.
Love your family for God’s glory:
Thirdly, show love to your family by spending quality time with them, listening to them, and being present in their lives. Express your love to them in words and actions.
Be a servant for God’s glory:
Look for ways to serve your family, your church, and your community. Jesus himself came to serve, and as a Christian dad, you should follow his example.
Teach your children about God:
One of the most important roles of a dad is to teach his children about God. Read the Bible with them, pray with them, and answer their questions about faith.
Show grace for God’s glory:
Remember that you are not perfect, and neither are your children. Show them grace and forgiveness, and teach them to do the same.
Be a peacemaker for God’s glory:
Strive to be a peacemaker in your home, and teach your children to do the same. Avoid anger, conflict, and resentment, and seek to reconcile with those you have hurt.
Work hard for God’s glory:
As a dad, you have a responsibility to provide for your family. Work hard and provide for their needs, but don’t let your career or work become your ultimate goal in life.
Practice self-control for God’s glory:
Exercise self-control in all areas of your life, including your emotions, your words, and your actions. This will help you to avoid destructive behavior and to live a life that honors God.
Finally, make sure to pray regularly, seeking God’s guidance and wisdom in all areas of your life. Ask Him to help you live a life that glorifies Him, and to give you the strength and courage to be the dad that He wants you to be.