Monday, June 3, 2013

Who do you work for???

I am so excited, because God just gave me a revelation about a scripture today that freed me from some bondage. Alleluia!!!  I was chatting with someone today about how sometimes when I sit down to spend time with God in the morning, I feel pulled and distracted by all the things I have to do that day.  How I feel a little conflicted at times with my daily responsibilities in addition with all God is calling me to at this time in my life.  Well, one of the things she said to me was do things as if doing them for Him.  Right before that she said to ask God to help me with my responsibilities.  The wording that this women used, it's like God shined a light on this scripture in a way I had never seen before:
 Colossians 3:23
New Living Translation (NLT)
23 Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.

When I use to read this scripture it was in the context of "if I viewed certain tasks as if as I was doing it for God, then I would work harder at it".  But God showed me something different today.  Today I saw it as "If am doing things as if for Him that means I'm going to do the things "He" has told me to do, and that doesn't necessarily include all the things I load myself down with or what somebody else might try to load us down with.  I see it this way:  Lets say your boss at work says to you and your co-workers "We are going to shut down early and I want to take all of you to lunch."  Do you feel free to do that or will you be thinking about all the things you have to do at the office?  If the boss says come and let me bless you today, are you going to feel torn between you workload and what your boss wants to do for you?  Honestly, the truth is that you don't determine what your workload is going to be for each day, whoever you are working for is in control of that.  Who are you really working for?  Are you working for yourself or God?    If you are working for yourself than your "to-do" list will always get in the way of you spending time with God.  But if you are working for Him, he will be Who you seek out for  your workload; and Jesus said that His yoke is easy and that His burden is light.  The yokes we place on ourselves are often not easy, nor are the burdens we place on ourselves, light.  Which one do you want?  Who are you working for; yourself or God????
\Matthew 11:28-30
New Living Translation (NLT)
28 Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”

Based on the scripture above, who do you want to be working for?  What should we expect when we work for Jesus?  Rest............................even as we work, we will have rest.  Choose Jesus today, choose rest.
 

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