"Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be established."
Proverbs 16:3 (NRSV)
Prodigal Thoughts: Who do you work for? I don’t mean the person or company that signs your paycheck. I’m talking about when you are working, who is the person/people that are your motivation, the ones who motivate you or the ones that you are working to satisfy? I’m sure we have all had a job that we weren’t really crazy about but we had bills to pay. Who knows, you might be in that type of job right now. When we devote our work to the LORD, our outlook on our situation can change. This happened to me a while back. I really wanted out of a job and started praying that God would bring about another employment opportunity. I went on several interviews, but nothing ever came from it. As I was reading and studying His word, I realized that maybe the problem wasn’t the job, but my attitude. My motivation was working to do a good job, but not get fired. When I realized that God is my source of all things, I began to change the way I was praying. I began to pray that God would either direct me to another job OR to show me those around me that I could minister to for His sake. A couple of weeks after that, others noticed the change in my attitude. As time passed, God showed me the action behind this verse. He is still teaching me this.
Prayer for today: I pray that we would come to know who our true employer is, our sustainer, our provider. That God would have the liberty to teach us and grow us so that we can reflect the light of Christ. I pray that we would learn to value those times where our faith is challenged by our earthly employer and that God would give us the strength to live as Christ.
If you need prayer, please reply and I will pray for you. If you would like to talk about this verse or have questions, I’m always open for your feedback.
God’s grace on you…