In your jobs, whether at home or at a workplace, are you like me? Tempted to be stressed? Worried? Anxious? Overwhelmed? Apathetic? Discontent? Hopeless? Impatient for the next season? Impatient for the holidays? Impatient for Saturday?
Join the "fallen humanity club" (as Dr. Piper says)...
I'm just going to focus on APATHY for this little post.
I'm slowly working on adding a couple of verses to my little Scripture Memory Review System.
One has come to my mind numerous times since recently treasuring it in my heart, convicting me like crazy. I pray that the Lord will help me apply it, so I might not sin against Him.
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,
knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward,
you are serving the Lord Christ.
So, if you are wanting to pray for Mrs. Butts and her pile of papers or your friend who is a busy mom or a stressed student you know drowning in college finals or your pastor (or seminary husband) and his pile of books...
PRAY that in whatever they do, they would work heartily, not for men, but for the Lord. Pray that they would remember (and you can remind them, too!) that it is the Lord they are serving, and although I want to study this part more, it is from Him they will receive the inheritance as their reward.
In short, it matters. Apathy stinks. Work heartily.
P.S. Oh, and for the record, you can NOT do this alone. Apart from Him you can't work heartily. Apart from Him you can do nothing. So, in all of your striving and hearty work, do not forget to beg for more and more grace to dependently obey.