Is This Real Work For God?
Colossians 3:23-24 (NIV) “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”
Yesterday, while driving to a grocery store, I stopped at a signal. While I was waiting for the signal to turn green, my eyes fell on a person who is mowing grass on the sidewalk areas. He was doing it very carelessly, leaving half of the grass as it is with uneven levels. Watching him doing his job with such carelessness, made me feel bad inside. I was thinking “He is being paid for this and why is he not doing his job properly? How can he be such careless?” It is then God spoke to me, “This is how it looks when people doesn’t show faithfulness in the work I have assigned them.”
God has assigned a task for everyone of us who are born again in His Spirit, that is to “SPREAD THE GOSPEL AND MAKE DISCIPLES.” We may be already doing the work of God, serving in the church or in other ministries. But the question is, ‘Are we doing our job with integrity, excellence and faithfulness?’ Honestly, how much interest and passion are we paying towards our work? Sometimes we may begin with lots of zeal and passion but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things may creep in and water-down the fire we have for the kingdom of God.
Jeremiah 48:10 (NASB) – “Cursed is the one who does the LORD’s work negligently.” We are in the end times. The Lord’s coming is very near. Let us be sober minded and faithful to do with excellence in whatever work God has assigned to us.
Revelation 22:12 “Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done.”
— Shabna Nikhil