June 22, 2006
From that smart Elisabeth Elliot:
Certain aspects of the job the Lord has given me to do are very easy to postpone. I make excuses, find other things that take precedence, and, when I finally get down to business to do it, it is not always with much grace. A new perspective has helped me recently:
The job has been given to me to do.
Therefore it is a gift.
Therefore it is a privilege.
Therefore it is an offering I may make to God.
Therefore it is to be done gladly, if it is done for Him.
Therefore it is the route to sanctity.
Here, not somewhere else, I may learn God's way. In this job, not in some other, God looks for faithfulness. The discipline of this job is, in fact, the chisel God has chosen to shape me with--into the image of Christ.
Thank you, Lord, for the work You have assigned me. I take it as your gift; I offer it back to you. With your help I will do it gladly, faithfully, and I will trust You to make me holy.
Posted by MamaT at June 22, 2006 1:21 PM
This is a great reminder! Thank you!
Posted by: Sarah at June 23, 2006 5:16 AM
Oh, that is so going up on the bulletin board in my cubicle!
Posted by: Becky at June 29, 2006 2:34 PM