“Live a life worthy of the calling you’ve received” (Eph. 4:1b).
What does it mean to live “worthy?” That seems so religious, performance–driven, exhausting, and frankly, unachievable. But I think it means something different, something important and life–giving. To me it says this day will never come again, and if I want to live it fully, I need to be as intentional and purposeful with it as I can. That means constantly listening for Jesus’ voice in my heart, so I can redeem each moment, and live my identity to its God-breathed potential. It means letting go of all the stuff that wants to chain me to the past, or corrupt who I really am in him, and walking forward in light of who he wants to be for me right now.
Living worthy is displacing the temptations to be less than God sees me as, by being so aware of his presence I automatically respond from it—seeing, hearing, thinking, and loving from it. Living worthy is immersing myself in his love, grace, goodness, peace, hope, and joy, determining to give it away regardless of what’s happening around me.
So yeah, maybe “living worthy” does sound a little religious, but I still hope you live today worthy—completely equipped, encouraged, and empowered by Jesus’ transforming love, and the infinite worth he holds you in.