Gail Rodgers Sharing the Journey

Trusting God Part 11 - Who's Work

With lunch bag in hand my son reached for his car keys. “This working for a living is definitely over rated”, he said. “Just another 40 years!” He smiled and headed out the door.

Barely out of high school, he had looked forward to full time work. It didn’t take long for him to hear the hollow ring in the hectic work world. There is an emptiness as possessions, power, position and paychecks take front and center stage. And he’s right.

Regardless of whether you love your job or just drag through your day, God gives a perspective that changes the way we see our work. It’s worth looking at. It could change your life…listen…

“Therefore dear brothers (and sisters) be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your work is not in vain in the Lord. 1 Corinthians 15:58

Take a challenge for one week. Start each day by asking God to show you your work day world from His perspective. Ask to see with His eyes and feel with His heart. Be observant, pay close attention.

Then ask Him to use you there in His work, just a simple, heartfelt request on your part to be active in what He is doing at your job site or in your neighborhood. Ask His Holy Spirit to be your helper.

Then experience a dimension that will be beyond what you ever imagined. You are there by God’s design and He has things to do through you. Your greatest fulfillment will come as you step into this challenge. This is work that has eternal value. This is His purpose for you.

If you want more out of life than the hot pursuit of paychecks, possessions, position and power then take this challenge and allow God to show you what His work is all about right where you spend your day. It will give new purpose to each new day.

prayer & reflection

Father God,
I confess that I have stepped onto the treadmill of life in this world and am finding it rather hollow. Please help me this day and this week to take the challenge of letting You show me my world through Yours eyes and Your heart. Use me in Your work right where I am. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit and let me be a part of what You are doing for eternity. Thank you Father. Use me today in the purposes You created me for.
In Jesus’ strong name I pray, Amen.