Topic: Your Work Shall Be Rewarded
“Be ye strong therefore, and let not your hands be weak: for your work shall be rewarded.” 2 Chronicles 15:7 (KJV)
As believers, we can make all the difference in our world for the kingdom if we all arise from our comfort zones. We can truly influence our world if we dare. When Jesus walked the face of the earth, His mandate was to do the Father’s will. Little wonder He could say ‘It is finished’ while He hung on the cross. Today, that same urgency to do the will of the Father has been handed over to us and we cannot afford to fail.
Beloved, do you realize that God’s intention is that you serve wherever He has located you? When you come to church, it is to get refueled and recharged so that you can go back and impact your world for the kingdom. God wants you to work the way He would have worked if He were in your shoes. For instance, if you are a teacher, God expects you to study diligently and pass on the correct information to your students. If you are a dressmaker, He expects you to make clothes that will stand the test of time for your clients. When you do that, you make it very easy for the gospel to penetrate your work environment because you are the ‘Jesus’ the people know and you are the ‘bible’ they read.
In addition, God has given to every person, gifts, talents and abilities so that we all can contribute our own quota to the kingdom. What that simply means is that you are wired for something. There is a place for you to function in the kingdom. There is a “square hole” for every “square peg”, and a “round hole” for every “round peg”. The responsibility is for you to find your place and fulfill destiny. The days of just warming the seats are over. You need to get involved at the Group level and join a Ministry Arm of your choice, in your local assembly. Your hands must be in the mud, because there is no room for spectators.
Further Reading: Hebrews 6:11, Galatians 6:9
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Psalms 146-147; Evening- 1 Corinthians 15:1-28
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.