Pr. 18: 9: “He who is slothful in his work is a brother to him who is a great destroyer.”
1 Cor. 8:17 says, “But as God has distributed to each one, as the Lord has called each one, so let him walk.” Are you walking in your God-ordained work?
We were each called by the Lord for a purpose. As He forms us, He equips us with certain features, talents, gifts, and tools to help us complete our purpose. We have all been given exactly what we need in order to do the work He created us to do.
I was not equipped to do your job, and vice versa. While I could maybe muddle through yours, it certainly would not be completed the best way. My singing voice is much better blending with a group than the solo voice God gave you. My math skills are sub-par to your math-based mind. My gift of encouragement is much stronger than the people skills I might need to do your work.
Throughout our lives on this earth we can become distracted, covetous, doubtful, and insecure. Satan will stop at nothing to get our eyes off our call, and more importantly, off the Lord. We cannot be slothful in our work. God created us and equipped us, and He is counting on us. Other people are counting on us to fulfill our purpose, as well.
Instead of being the brother, or sister, to those who purposefully destroy their call by completely turning their backs on the Lord, let’s do our work. Those who choose to go their own way and forget why they were created are making their own way. Let us continue on the narrow way, knowing that our work in the Lord is not in vain. Who knows, maybe your work ethic will inspire others to do the same.
God not only equipped us as He formed us, but He continues to equip us each day. We will always have what we need to do His work. Let’s trust Him enough to provide and get to work!
Hard hat on,