‘ Reporting for Duty ‘
Our 9 to 5 jobs or part time hours, including voluntary inclinations including working for ourselves are procurements for a standard of living and added interests for daily existence in this life. However, job titles and positions of authority, pale into insignificance when we ignore the calling of duty, for the Kingdom minded undertakings. So what do we do in the meantime?
(2 Peter 1) Thus they could remain faithful, living useful and fruitful lives until the coming of the day of the Lord.
Of course! We should work. Here we are instructed. Colossians 3:23-24 “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.”
Does our job reflect and align with God’s purpose in our life? Do we recognise our calling to the bigger picture? A clue to this transition is key in understanding the father’s path for all of us. We may be in jobs for years as believers, which may not equate to any Kingdom principles, in spite of the times we are living in.
Have you ever thought what life would be like working and living out our purpose with urgency and passion? Instead of passiveness, leading some, to stagnate and waste valuable time. Nonetheless, God has the ability to shift our position if we seek his face, although not without the understanding of human resistance to change. Proverbs 12:11 “Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits lacks sense.”
Our fears will diminish by submitting to his will and are not always understood by the natural man or woman. But on the contrary, though when you have FAITH it is like a powerful force and the worldly human flaws cannot compete with His spiritual laws.
The choice is up to us and determined by, whether we want to clock up more hours and time to the temporary things of life, or instead ‘ Reporting for Duty’ and get the chance to live on purpose for the coming of Kingdom Life. Selah.
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