Do not believe me unless I do the works of my Father. But if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me, and I in the Father. – John 10:37-38
Jesus affirmed His identity by His words and His actions. Only God’s Son could speak and act as He did.
While we may not be divine (though, we can be divinely minded), we are God’s servants (if we truly belong to Him) and I believe that in a small way the same test holds for our lives and service. If we are doing the work of Christ in a manner pleasing to Christ, then others may trust our service and our lives will bear, as Paul said, the brand-marks of Christ.
With this in mind, let us steadfastly work as unto the Lord, even when that means we are opposed by the world. If, on the other hand, our service does not point to the work of Christ and is not performed in a way that pleases God, then we deserve to be rebuked, rejected, and dismissed.
There is no improving the future without disturbing the present. – Catherine Booth