“Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established” (Proverbs 16:3, ESV).
For most of us, the job we do to earn a living may seem far removed from serving God and advancing His Kingdom. This proverb tells us how to reconcile this seeming incompatibility of working at your job with serving God.
When you commit the work that you do to the Lord, then you are asking God to consecrate it and use what you do to accomplish His will.
So you don’t have to be a missionary in a third-world nation to serve Him. You don’t have to be a pastor of a church to work for God.
You can work for God with the job you have now!
You can serve God right now through the work you are doing.
Because when you commit your work to the Lord, and for that matter, anything that you do, it takes on new meaning.
When you commit your work to the Lord, then God is your boss. Now, you work for God no matter what your job is.
And when God is your boss, then the work you perform is God’s assignment to you. And when God makes an assignment, He gives it eternal significance!
God then uses what you do to accomplish His plans and purposes for your life and for His Kingdom!
“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.” (Colossians 3:23-24, ESV)
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“And when God makes an assignment, He gives it eternal significance!” Nicely said.
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