Keep Working, 17MAR
He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, 2 Timothy 1:9 NIV
In the lunchroom, one coworker asked another: “So now that client audits are cancelled for 2 months, what are you going to do?” She said: “My regular work.”
Yes, everyone has plenty of “regular work” to keep busy, keep going, keep preoccupied… We are gifted skills for mission and focus, we are to NOT forget why we were given them, we are to keep working! No follower of the Lord will run out of work, even though HE HAD DONE EVERYTHING. We are not to be idle but must work in double time. The Lord Himself continuously walked into His Work, so can we.
We may have to retool at times, redirect our resources, but we still have work to do.
Many are huddling at home, me too, but even if everything else in the world stopped, I DON’T mean tackling that pile of sewing, I don’t mean opening 267 unread emails for work. I don’t mean starting thousands of backlogged work projects, opening articles I could read or even the 1001 articles that I could write… I don’t mean we are to be busy with busy work either!
I mean we are to work at everything and anything that we can do to LISTEN to the Lord’s instructions, then help the Lord help everyone else. We need Him and His correction factors helping put everything in place, mentally more than ever.
Don’t wallow, work.
Don’t dilly-dally, do.
Don’t worry, but pray and petition.
Don’t despair, dedicate.
Don’t stop, share.
Keep working for the Lord and He will keep walking you in the path of His plan.
Don’t forget that we should never boast about tomorrow, if the Lord changes our plans, it’s for a reason. Keep working the plan that works you!!
Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.”
Strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is Near.
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.