Working For Someone Greater (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 96)
Colossians 3:23 (NLT)
Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.
Many of us dream of having it all. We want to live happily and peacefully. We often pursue happiness at the cost of having deeper and more meaningful relationships and soul possessions. Our dreams often stick with us throughout childhood and into adulthood. They never truly go away as they remain on the background of our lives.
However, somewhere in the milieu of life, we realize that it is not so easy to accomplish our goals. The dreams we had when we were younger appear to be not so attainable now. Disappointment sets in at times. Disasters wreck our plans. Negative people get into our heads and push us back into a corner. We soon find ourselves working for people instead of for God.
God wants us to work willingly at whatever He has given us to do. Don’t give up on the dreams He has placed in your heart. He put them there for a reason. The pursuit of goals is the fire that often tries men’s souls. If God has given you something to work on, He is testing you. He wants to know if you’re going to do it no matter how hard it is, and no matter what people think or say.
Ask God to help you stay focused on your dreams. Let Him guide your life and keep His will front and center along life’s journey. Take a moment to think about who you are serving. Are you serving God or people? Are you looking for fulfillment and satisfaction that only God can bring? God has put dreams in your heart and ideas in your head and you have to trust Him to bring those things to pass in His way and will.
“God doesn’t like it when we ask Him for the smallest things. Dare to make your dream so big that He can conveniently fit into it and make your dream come true.”
— Jaachynma N.E. Agu