We have a broken relationship with God but Jesus made the first move towards reconciliation. Now, we should pursue peace with other people. Our first ministry is that of reconciliation: if we are in Christ, He will use us in reconciling the world to Him.
Work is not a curse, and neither is it evil nor is it necessarily secular. God worked and is still working and He cares about our work. “His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful slave. You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.” MATTHEW 25:21
Focusing on yourself will never reveal your life’s purpose because the Bible says in Job 12:10, “It is God who directs the lives of His creatures; everyone’s life is in His power.” “It’s in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, He had His eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose He is working out in everything and everyone.” ” Ephesians 1:11