The Word for Today

by Bob and Debby Gass

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‘Work…as…for the Lord…’ Colossians 3:23 NLT
Dr Adrian Rogers said, ‘God takes ordinary people and gives them power to do extraordinary things. Whether you put hub caps on tyres…key in data…dig ditches or wash dishes, ?Work…as…for the Lord…?(Colossians 3:23 NLT) Jesus’ home was the cottage of a working man. Mending ploughs or mending souls, Jesus was doing God’s work because people need houses and furniture. Knowing you’re serving the Lord puts dignity in running a machine, servicing cars, carrying mail, painting houses, or cutting grass. Tell God, ?I’m doing this for you and I’ll do it with all my might?… That kind of attitude puts a spring in your step… You’re a priest of God…in full-time service, and if that doesn’t ring your bell?your clapper’s broken!’ As Leigh Priebe Kearney says, ‘No job’s perfect…there’ll always be things you aren’t thrilled about. See the big picture: find out where the company’s heading and how you fit in. Reach out: ask what’s important to your co-workers and how you can help them.’ You can have almost anything you want, if you help enough other people get what they want. Remember the three Cs: (1) Commitment. Workers who get ahead share a sense of commitment: they’re fully engaged in their work. (2) Control. They’re proactive, not passive. (3) Challenge. They see stressful situations as opportunities for growth. Don’t wait for your ship to come in?swim out to meet it! Management won’t suddenly recognise your potential, pluck you from obscurity and rocket you to the top. Draft a plan, then talk to your boss. A game plan shows you’re open to professional growth. Keep learning: talk to people from other departments, take classes, and tackle projects outside your comfort zone.

SoulFood: Ezek 22-2, Luke 19:41-48, Ps 142, Pr 19:21-23

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