Work! To most people – it’s a FOUR LETTER WORD! It’s that place where we dread getting up to go every morning. (Yes, I admit it – I hit the snooze alarm a few times on a regular basis!) The whole time that we’re there, we’re thinking about what we’re going to do when we get off work! Most people would pretty much rather do anything than have to go to work. But – not all feel that way. I’m amazed at the “differently-abled” adults who work at our Sheltered Workshop. They LOVE to come to work. I swear – if we announced that they would no longer be paid for their services – some of them would still show up the next morning at 8:00 am with a smile on their face. They just enjoy staying busy! Today, one of my employees came to the office complaining of a foot ailment. She said, “When we get done with the order we’re working on, I’m probably going to go home.” I assured her that I’d be glad to call for a ride when she felt like she needed to go home. Well, at the end of the day, she came up to me and said, “We just completed the job! I made it!” How wonderful to have such pride in her work and dedication to the “team” that she didn’t want to leave them “high and dry.”
Are you guilty of giving up when times get tough? Do you allow “circumstances” to distract you from your “job” as a Christian? If we “follow in His steps” (I Peter 2:21), then, it is also our “job” to “seek and save the lost” (Luke 19:10). It is our job to “be examples of the believers” (I Timothy 4:12). We are to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ” (II Peter 3:18). As we “go into all the world, we are to preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15) It is our “job” to be “faithful unto death” and only then, will we be given that “crown of life” (Revelation 2:10).
Are you putting off going to work? Jesus said, “Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest” (John 4:35) “I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work” (John 9:4). To the work, to the work. . .simply blessed, Courtney