This is the usual way the topic is discussed. There might, however, be another valuable way of looking at it.
In his book “The Man God Uses”, Henry Blackaby proposes a different perspective. He states that a person does not work for God by doing good deeds, but God works through people for his intentions. This is not how most people in this society think of it.Instead of God looking at a person’s good deeds it is a belief of viewing the work from what God has accomplished.
God originally created to share his glory in the first place. The focus is not on the person and what they think or what they do. What you are is a reflection of the work of God.
Sometimes what appears to be human failure could be God working out a bigger plan that is not yet revealed. Blackaby’s book goes on to state that God wants to see the results of his work, and not emphasize the work of humans. In the New Testament Saint Paul wrote,
– Phillipians 2:13.
Faith, From Another Perspective
This inspiration is from an inner conviction, and not from outer motions of obedience, which only God can truly judge.This adds meaning to life because: It helps one realize that humans are a reflection of their Creator and not the center of the universe.
Sources: The Man God Uses, by Tom Blackaby and Henry Blackaby
Do you sometimes feel frustrated by thinking that no matter what you do, your works don’t seem like enough?
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Further information about the topic can be found here:
God And His Plan For Life