What in the world are you doing for Heaven’s sake?

Everyday on my way to and from work I pass a church with a sign that states, “What in the world are you doing for Heaven’s sake?” I don’t know that I care much for it as a church sign but I love it as a blog post title.

Today, on my way home from work that question kind of jumped right out at me. What and for whom we are doing the things we are doing should determine the vigor that we put into that work. In fact it is by that vigor that we can evaluate what is truly important to us and others. The Gospel of Matthew says it best.

Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad, for the tree is known by its fruit. – Matthew 12:33 ESV

Today I have been challenged to bear more fruit. Sometimes we can look at what we are doing and think that we sacrifice so much. Many times though we are still only giving what we can and not what we ought. Sometimes what is possible and expected holds us back from doing what God actually wants us to do.

What are you doing simply because you can or it is expected and what might happen if you broke free from those restraints and did the crazy and maybe even difficult thing God really wants you to do? After all, it’s for Heaven’s sake.