Everyday Purpose

C.S. Lewis wrote,“The great thing, if one can, is to stop regarding all the unpleasant things as interruptions of one’s ‘own,’ or ‘real’ life.

The truth is of course that what one calls the interruptions are precisely one’s real life–the life God is sending one day by day: what one calls one’s ‘real life’ is a phantom of one’s own imagination”(Lewis to Arthur Greeves, December 20, 1943, in C.S.Lewis,The Quotable Lewis, ed. Wayne Martindale and Jerry Root [Wheaton, IL:Tyndale House Publishers, 1989], 3350). The believer can be confident that God is at work in even the most mundane and ordinary moments of life. Be encouraged that there is no dichotomy between the spiritual and secular life; God can and does work outside of church-directed service opportunities. In what ways might God be using your current surroundings, whatever they may be, as a divinely purposed mission field?