Switchfoot Lyrics to the song: \”This is Your Life\”

The Apostle Paul, speaking on God’s behalf, begs us to “lead a life worthy of your calling” (Ephesians 4:1). But what does that look like?

In the next couple verses Paul answers this. He tells us to be humble and gentle (v. 2a), be patient (v. 2b), and be united in the Spirit (v. 3). Okay, these all sound like good things, but why these specific things? Because this is what brings us to, and show, maturity. Paul tells us this in verses 14 and 15. “Then we will no longer be immature like children. We won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like truth. Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of the body, the Church.”

Now, you may have noticed I missed a few verses in the middle. This was intentional, my friends. These verse talk about the fact that God also gifts us in ways that we will build up the church (vv. 7-13). God calls us to humility, patience, and unity first because he knows if we focus only on the gifts we will never become humble, patient, and united. We will fight because of our differences and this is not what we are called to be.

So, are you who you want to be? Or, more appropriately, are you being who God wants you to be?

Lord, please help us to be the type of community You are calling us to be. Help us to truly be one, like the example of the body of Christ You’ve placed before us. We need Your help. Amen.