Appointed for Work
Keeping His presence your priority at work is essential. FACT: you can do nothing of significance without Him. Listen to Jesus: "I am the vine, and you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will bear much fruit; for you can do nothing without me."John 15:5 (GNT)
Ask yourself, "Why has God given me His power to accomplish my work?"
It can't be just to work harder, to work better or to give more. Yes, these things are important, but what is the central purpose for God's power in your life? Let's look at the Bible for one of these answers: "I have appointed you for the very purpose of displaying my power in you and to spread my fame throughout the earth."Romans 9:17 (NLT)
Stop for a moment and breathe this in! You have been appointed to display God's power. The word "appointed" has a significant meaning as you go into your work. It literally means prearranged, decided, agreed upon, determined, assigned and established. God has prearranged your life and work: then sends you on assignment. As His representative, you are sent as an ambassador! You carry the full power and authority of Jesus as you go and accomplish your work on this earth.
Being sent by God as an ambassador is similar to a foreign ambassadorwho represents his country abroad. In the same way, you are sent to represent Jesus where you are. You are equipped and resourced for your assignment—and never left alone or expected to do it by yourself! God sends you with a capacity that extends well beyond what you could do on your own. You go empowered with unique talents and influence to change your world—displaying God's power and making Him known. Now that is quite the job description!
Written by Doug Spada, founder and CEO of WorkLife, Inc. Excerpted from The Switch, published by WorkLife Press. Used by permission. Content distributed by WorkLife.org > Used for non-profit teaching purposes only.
Posted on Thu, September 8, 2016