Pastor Izzy from Courageous Church helped us delve into Ephesians 2:10, a verse rich with meaning and encouragement. It reads, “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” This verse highlights our divine creation and purpose.

God’s Handiwork

We are God’s handiwork.” This phrase emphasises that we are handcrafted by God. Handcrafted items are always more valuable than mass-produced ones. Similarly, each of us are uniquely made by God’s own hand. We are not random creations; there is intentionality behind our existence. The verse continues, “to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” This shows that God had a purpose for each of us from the beginning. He envisioned the people we would impact, the problems we would solve, and the purposes we would fulfil.

Living Out Our Purpose

It is easy to feel disqualified by our mistakes, but we must remember that God chose us knowing all our flaws. Our mistakes do not disqualify us from God’s purpose. God’s calling is irrevocable. He knows we are not perfect, and that is why Jesus came. Our goal is not to be perfect but to live according to God’s purpose for us. The verse also prompts us to ask, “What do these good works look like?” Given that we are uniquely created, does this mean our works are also unique? Absolutely. The Bible often uses the body as an analogy. Just as every part of the body has a different function, each of us has a unique role in the body of Christ.

Discovering Our Gifts

As we grow closer to God and engage with our community, we discover our passions and contributions. For example, some may find a calling to work with young people, while others may excel in administrative roles. Every role is vital. Just as a body needs both ears and a nose, the church needs each person’s unique gifts. Whether you are a senior pastor, a chaplain, or serving in another capacity, your contribution is valuable and necessary.

Listen to Pastor Izzy’s full message below!