Are you clocked in right now?
Many of us have a place of work, where we clock in to. Even if we don’t physically clock in, many of us are in a place where we are on someone else’s time.
Well, the other day, I was texting with a friend and I began to type out this message… “I can’t wait until I don’t have to punch anyone’s time clock. I can’t wait until I work for myself only.” Before I could hit send, God checked me. God helped me realize that I would never work for myself only. As a matter of fact, I would always work for another. And do you know who that “another” is? Well, if you haven’t guessed it by now, it’s God himself.
Colossians 3:23-24 “Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward and that the Master you are serving is Christ.
1 Corinthians 6:19 also tells us, as God’s children, that we do not belong to ourselves and everything we do is for God’s glory. So, when you clock in to that job that you hate, do that job the best that you can. When you are helping build someone else’s vision, do your part the best that you can. Many times, God will position you in a place not only for yourself, but for other people. This extends outside of what you do for a living. It applies to every place you are positioned in life. A husband, a wife, a mother, a father, a church member, a church leader, a neighbor….literally anything. God places us on assignment and for some reason, we have gotten the idea that our assignments will always be pleasing to us.” The hard answer is no, they will not. The assignments are not made for you and you alone.
So, as you go about your day today, no matter where you are, remember that you are on an assignment. It doesn’t matter if you don’t physically clock in, you are always under God’s supervision. Do you know what God is asking you to do? What will your evaluation look like when your assignment is done???