“…Once the commitment is clear, you do what you can, not what you can’t. The heart regulates the hands.” [2 Corinthians 8:11]
Principles of Kingdom living are always based on passion—where your heart is your passion flows. With passion commitments are made and with passion commitments are perfected. Passion is the energy given to you for work as a child of God. There are four spiritual principles about work.
First— God has promised to bless the works of your hands [Deut. 2:7] —but the requirement is work! “…if a man will not work, he shall not eat.” [2 Thessalonians 3:10b] There’s no such thing as a ‘free ride’ in the Kingdom—there are times man needs a ‘hand-up’ but once ‘up’ he learns to stand on his own feet—to work and receive God’s blessing. “Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth.” [Proverbs 10:4] “Insist on taking the initiative for God in everyplace you are in. As a worker, always determine to give God “the first foot.”—Oswald Chambers.
Second—God has promised to bless your faithfulness. “…you have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things….” [Matthew 25:21]. Little by little we teach our children the ways of responsibility, persevering, day by day doing the thing at hand—“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much…” [Luke 16:10a]. Be faithful!
Third—God has promised to promote excellence. “Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve before kings…” [Proverbs 22:29]. Develop the skill and gifting for excellence and God will bless your efforts for His glory—He will cause you to impact your world and influence those you work with.
Fourth—God promises to bless pure motives. “Do not wear yourself out to get rich; have the wisdom to show restraint” [Proverbs 23:4]. Our work is an expression of our passion and an extension of who we are.
It gives purpose to your life and peace to your heart. Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord.
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