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Whose Agenda Is It Anyway ?

“Commit your work to the Lord, and then your plans will succeed” ( Proverbs 16:3 )      

 

GPlanWilliam Barclay said that work done for love always has a glory. But how many people work for love, or as Paul urged, for the glory of God ( 1 Corinthians 10:31 )? Listen to conversations.  You’ll hear phrases like “my job” “my goals” and “my happiness.” The fact is most people view their lives as their own. Even more astonishing, human nature subconsciously thinks, “What matters most in the world is me and how things affect me. 

Then Christ enters the picture, messing up everything. To hear the Bible tell it, he is the point.

Life revolves around him, not us. Even more starting to self-absorbed, self-willed souls is the truth that he owns us, meaning he has the perfect right to command our lives. He did not come to be our copilot. Nor is his eternal job description to give divine assistance in accomplishing all our self-centered plans and dreams. No, he came to invite us to have a meaningful part in fulfilling his agenda.

That’s the idea behind today’s often misunderstood verse. Read it again. Think of it against the backdrop of Proverbs 3:5-6 : “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will direct your paths.  Do you see? Real life is found in trusting God, not ordering him around like a divine waiter.

Satisfaction comes when we seek his will, rather than devising our own plans. When we make him central, when we give him our hearts and sign off on his plans, then-at last!-we find direction, success, and the significance our souls hunger for.

Your work as a worshiper today is to pursue God’s agenda for the world at your workplace and in your neighborhood. When you commit to do that, you can never, ever fail.

 { Lets Pray }     

Lord, speak to us. Show us the truth about our hearts. Let us see if we are truly committed to your work or to our own. Remind us that success in any venture that excludes you or pushes you to the side line is actually failure.

Thoughts from “The i worship Daily Devotional Bible “

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