Friday, September 09, 2011

What's Your Job?

At work the other day my husband heard someone complaining. “They want us to what?! We're set up here and working over there for a day is unreasonable...” My husband was amazed. The company they work for is a subcontractor and they're on the job to serve another company. It appeared the worker forgot that.

It reminds me of myself, unfortunately.

Many times I think “You want me to what?! That's an unreasonable request, Lord.” I quickly forget that I'm not here to be served, that life doesn't center around me—as much as I want it to. My role here is to serve and to work for my Lord. His requests aren't unreasonable and He has a purpose for everything, regardless of whether I see it or understand it or not.

Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to accomplish His work. ~John 4:34

“I can do nothing on My own initiative. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is just, because I do not seek My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me." ~John 5:30

"For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me." ~John 6:38

I don't know about you, but I need remember what my job is—obedience—whether it's convenient for me or not.

5 comments:

  1. Excellent meat to chew on, Patty! Sometimes slipping into the moan and groan syndrome is easy. Well said and true.

    Have a great weekend!

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  2. Thanks, Jesse. So often I catch myself thinking life revolves around me and I'm so wrong. Hearing someone complain like that really pointed it out to me, and slapped me in the face. LoL.

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  3. Ohhh did I need that perspective today. (Thanks for praying!) OBEDIENCE. Amen.

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  4. It seems like there is more and more of this kind of attitude around. I read in Philippians this morning "do ALL things without complaining or disputing." What a witness that is.

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  5. What a great way to bring a sorely needed message to our attention. I need this reminder daily. Thanks, Peej.

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