‘We are labourers together with God.’ 1 Corinthians 3:9 KJV
The biggest plus factor you can have on your job is the God factor. Paul writes, ‘We are labourers together with God.’ Consider these three powerful words: ‘together with God’.
A surgeon in a large city hospital had a habit of insisting on a few minutes alone before he performed an operation. He had an outstanding reputation, and one of the young doctors who worked with him wondered if there might be a correlation between this habit of spending time alone and the man’s success. He asked the surgeon about it and he answered, ‘Yes. Before each operation I ask the Great Physician to guide my hands in their work. There have been times when I didn’t know what to do next in a surgery, and then came the power to go on—power I knew came from God. I would not think of performing an operation without asking His help.’ The surgeon’s words quickly spread through the hospital, then across the country. One day a father brought his daughter to the hospital, insisting that the only doctor he would allow to touch her was ‘the one who worked with God’.
The Bible says, ‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.’ (Proverbs 3:5–6 NKJV) Note, it doesn’t say don’t ‘use’ your understanding—it says don’t ‘lean’ on it. Instead, lean on God.
‘Acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.’ If you want success on the job, this is a proven formula for achieving it.
SoulFood: Exo 28–29, Luke 14:1–14, Ps 106:1–23, Pro 7:1–2
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2023