Are you working for the mission of a company? Or the Great Commission?
Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.Matthew 28:19-20
What about spending time with people outside your company? You’re already there probably at least 40 hours a week, they see you more than your family does during the week because you go home, a few hours later you’re sleeping… the time we spend with our families are mostly weekends and holidays and vacations we take. People and time are the most valuable to God. The amount of money we have will never carry over into the eternal place with God. Why are we worried about it?
Time is important to God. How good is our stewardship of the time God has given us? He could be really mean and take our time on Earth just like that if one day He was like “Ya know what, you’re not spending your time wisely,” and that would be that. You can’t go back and get wasted time, maybe time you didnt even spend on work but rather time you spent on worrying about something, but regardless, you can move forward devoting time for God in some capacity.
Ecclesiastes has a slew of verses that talks about timing. God created enough hours in the day for us, yet we’re always saying “man, if only I had more time,” or “there’s not enough time in the day!” This is a sure sign we need to manage our time more efficiently, or better yet, give our tasks to God – is what we’re doing serving it’s purpose? Perhaps it doesn’t even have a true purpose. What are we doing? Is what we do glorifying to God? WWJD.
Let us also remember to not let our pride get in the way of what God has planned for us. Are we acknowledging God in the accomplishments and the great things that happen to us? Whatever we had was given to us by God. Sometimes it’s an absolute miracle to be where we are and we don’t know how we got here. Some call it luck but isn’t it much more than that? It’s a divine miracle and we should have it in our hearts to thank God daily. I know I need this reminder because some days it’s just hard after a long day to be thankful, and that’s when we need to be the most.
For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world. And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever.1 John 2:16-17
We must quickly carry out the tasks assigned us by the one who sent us. The night is coming and then no one can work.John 9:4
Heaven and earth will disappear, but my words will never disappear. However no one knows the day or hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself. Only the Father knows. And since you don’t know when that time will come, be on guard! Stay alert!Mark 13:31-33
When our time comes to be with our maker, are you going to be okay with how you spent your time on earth? More importantly, will God be okay with it?
So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.
2 Corinthians 4:18
Therefore I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God.Ephesians 4:1
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Wow. Great post! Thanks so much for writing this! Very convicting.