In April I wrote a blog post for a group I joined called Lady Boss Christians. You can check it out here. I wrote about pausing and getting rest during this season. While written primarily for women business owners it applies to all. My prayer is that you continue drawing closer to the God of peace and rest today. Some people are tired of being at home, some are afraid to get back outside, and some are working harder than they have before. Let’s remember whether we are being still or climbing hills, God is in control.
Are you looking for work? Do you desire to work from home? Do you want flexible hours and good pay? Well, I’m here to tell you that there are many jobs available in the kingdom business. You have special gifts to be used for God’s glory. You have unique gifts that God gave you to use and share. Servants are needed everywhere. Can you believe it? There is so much work to do in just sharing the good news of Jesus. I was reminded through a sermon that kingdom work is good work. Being eager to go tell somebody Jesus loves them and He died for their sins seems simple enough right? It’s a job that pays, it satisfies and it is something you can do from anywhere. I’m still learning that one of best jobs I have is to tell others about Christ. God saved me and He can save others too. We must share our stories of faith, testify of God’s grace and let Him do the heavy lifting and major work on converting the soul. Who’s ready for their assignment to help spread the good news of Jesus Christ? Let’s go to work!
Romans 3:23-24 KJV For all have sinned come short of the glory of God. Being justified freely, by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.
Ephesians 2:8 KJV For by grace are ye saved through faith and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God.
I got up with good intentions. I started the day with my daily devotion and quiet time with God. I had a goal in mind and one goal only: be productive. My bar was raised high and I was about to check off a list of things I’d accomplished. The day was going to be a good one and I could feel it in my bones. I got to work and forgot my badge for the elevator. My productivity excitement level decreased, then I found it was buried in the bottom of my bag and the level of excitement increased again. My computer was on and I went on my way to being highly productive and achieving great things. The phone started to ring, e-mails came flooding in and text messages were flying back and forth. Interruptions continue like the commercials on tv. I look at the clock and it was time for lunch already. My list of things to do was staring back at me. Where was I and what had I accomplished? Not too much really but I focused on the task in front of me. Productivity is not always measured by how much I check off a list, sometimes it’s measured by how much I rely on God’s power. I start over again, get quiet, say a prayer and write Proverbs 19:21 out on a post it note, to keep going. I work with the intention to fulfill God’s purpose not with the intention to check everything off the list.
Proverbs 19:21 (ESV) Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.
The Winans sing about laboring in the vineyard in their song If I Labor. It has always been one of my favorites. We still have work to do as Christians. Let’s keep telling others about Christ. Happy Labor Day from Living on Pitch.