November 15, 2023

How to Be Fulfilled

Daily Devotional2 Minutes

“It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves, but you, in these things which now have been announced to you through those who preached the gospel to you … things into which angels long to look.”—1 Peter 1:12 NASB

It is natural to want results—to not just do things, but see the fruit of our labor. But Peter stressed that in God’s Kingdom, the opposite often takes place.

Looking over history, Peter reminded his readers that many prophets had been faithful to obey God. They had delivered messages they had been given and gone where they were called to go. Yet despite their faithfulness, they had not seen the fulfillment they desired. God revealed, “They were not serving themselves, but you.” In other words, their labor was to be fulfilled in the generations to come, not in the time or ways they expected.

It is important to remember these principles. In all circumstances, we too must focus on being faithful to what God has called us to do and leave the results in His hands. We may see the fruit of our labor, but the impact of our words and actions may come later. We may touch people in ways we never expected or realized. We must learn to get our fulfillment from serving God, being faithful to His commands, and pleasing Him.

Think about God’s call for you. Commit your life to Him. Seek to serve Him and do His will, whether you see any immediate results. Focus on being faithful, completing your assignments, and seeking to please Him. Let Him take care of the results.

Reflection Question: What is something you’re praying for but haven’t yet seen results?

Prayer
Father, I want my life to count for You. Direct me. Use me in others’ lives. I look to You for fulfillment. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
1 Peter 1

Prayer
Father, I want my life to count for You. Direct me. Use me in others’ lives. I look to You for fulfillment. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
1 Peter 1