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Ephesians 4 Part 1–Walking in a manner Worthy of Your Calling

In business, the story is all too familiar.  A company starts out as a modern-day Camelot. Its founder is brilliant and, possesses a heart and personality that are both selfless and amiable. He carefully surrounds himself with like-minded leaders who, in turn, foster a team of individuals sharing the same values. The outcome is a company that thrives and prospers, even amidst a chaotic time. Unfortunately, as the founder retires,  new leadership emerges and they are devoid of those core values. They walk a different path. Within a short span of time, the new leadership destroys what was so carefully built and the company meets its demise.

When this happens, it serves as a poignant reminder of the importance of walking in a manner worthy of our calling. In the story, the successor to the founder tragically transformed a humble and selfless thriving company into a self-serving entity, squeezing it dry for personal gain. The result is the company no longer resembles what made it great and its people lose everything they worked hard to build.

In our journey with God, we are called to humbly build lives of selflessness, surrounding ourselves with like-minded individuals. As we do so, God safeguards, equips, and provides for us. Our lives become enriched with purpose, leaving a lasting legacy. 

Moreover, when each circle of individuals walks in this worthy manner, they have the power to touch and transform lives wherever they go. Chaos yields to peaceful order and division gives way to lasting unity.  We must remain vigilant  for evil individuals will always seek to infiltrate and corrupt, selfishly taking all that is good from the group. They resemble viruses or cancers and rob us of goodness, leaving behind death and destruction. Their focus lies solely on what they can take with no regard for the havoc they wreak.

Despite our circumstances, we are each called to walk in a manner worthy of our calling. In our personal, spiritual, professional and social lives, we must strive to consistently live in ways that promote unity and keep our focus on the Lord. Even if the world around us crumbles into disarray, we can lead lives that reflect God and His divine purpose. I pray that the Lord empowers us to live such lives.

God Bless You

4 Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love, being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.

But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift. Therefore [a]it says,

“When He ascended on high,
He led captive a host of captives,
And He gave gifts to men.”

(Now this expression, “He ascended,” what [b]does it mean except that He also [c]had descended into the lower parts of the earth? 10 He who descended is Himself also He who ascended far above all the heavens, so that He might fill all things.) 11 And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the [d]saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; 13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the [e]knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature [f]which belongs to the fullness of Christ. 14 [g]As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness [h]in deceitful scheming; 15 but [i]speaking the truth in love, [j]we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ, 16 from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together [k]by what every joint supplies, according to the [l]proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.


This is an amazing Journey. I hope you will hear from the Lord, as you seek Him with your heart. Matthew 6:33

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