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Jesus, Jesus Christ is the answer to everything. Just read the instruction manual, He explains everything. ๐Ÿ™‚

But I wanted to speak to something else I have learned. The answer to all impertinent questions like, “what do you want to be when you grow up,” is ย “Honoring God.”

Why are you still single?

Because I’m honoring God.

“What’s your calling in life?”

Honoring God.

“Why are you getting married?”

Because I’m honoring God.

“Are you finally going to do something useful with yourself now that the kids are growing up?”

Uh yeah, ย I’ll be honoring God.

“A water pipe has broken and the kitchen is flooded, what are you going to do about it?”

Honor God.

“How do you fix your marriage?”

By honoring God.

“What do you do when your grown kids get all lost?”

Honor God.

Adam was actually made to commune with God. His job was to honor God. We are called ย to be human be-ings not human do-ings. We aren’t actually supposed to “do” anything, in the sense that our help is not needed beyond honoring God.

It’s a bit tragic,ย we had one job, and we still managed to mess that up in the Garden of Eden, in a perfect paradise. Jesus Christ with His gift of grace reminds us that our job is simply to honor God. God Himself does the heavy lifting.

I have been plagued much of my life by a million different questions, many of them designed to instill some fear, anxiety, or panic as if I must do something or else…. doom. Many of these questions have actually revolved around things I have absolutely no power to fix, not on my own anyway. 99% of them have eventually resolved their own selves without my help.

Honoring God in any given situation becomes a real art form, and sometimes the act of honoring Him involves certain tasks, but I try to keep in mind that these tasks are more like the tasks we give small children to help them feel good about themselves, like they are a part of the family, “helping.”

It’s humbling and it may not sound like much, but honoring God is actually a full-time job, one some people have actually lost their lives doing, so it’s nothing to sneeze at. It’s a lot of hard work, and some of it involves letting the Great Potter get His hands on you and mold you into something He finds pleasing.

“What are you going to do about it?”

Just honor God in new and inventive ways.