What is your mission in life?
As we continue in the book of John, in this study we see that this is the third time that we’ve seen Jesus contrast the physical with the spiritual.
We saw that with Nicodemus, Jesus talks about his spiritual birth. And Nicodemus asks, “What do you mean? How do you go back in your mother’s womb and be born a second time?” He doesn’t get it.
Then with the Samaritan woman Jesus starts talking about living water. She thinks He’s talking about something physical.
Now as we read this, Jesus talks about having “other food.” What is Jesus talking about? Jesus explains in John 4:34 that He has other food – that His food is the Will of God and accomplishing the work that God has for Him to do.
Basically, Jesus is saying that we all have a window of time.
We have each been given an allotted amount of time, and as we live this life, we are to do the work of God. And then Jesus says, in John 17:4, just before He’s taken, “Father, I glorified You on earth, having accomplished the work which You have given me to do.”
Over the years, that verse has always intrigued me because it makes me wonder, was that just specific for Jesus?
Does God have a work that He wants me to do?