I can understand why we don’t have the same degree of individual success in doing our work for God, even unto the Father, as we have individually in doing our work for employers. The success of the work is structured totally different, and the self-gratification also comes in a different way. The work that we do for our employer requires that we can be trusted to give our best work, day in and day out, for all the benefits that we receive. The work that we do for our God requires that we can trust him to give us our best work, day in and day out, for all the benefits that we receive. My employer will expect me to maintain a certain level of production from the work of my hands to keep his trust in me, or I will eventually be replaced by someone who does maintain or exceed that level. My God will expect me to maintain a certain level of production from his work that my hands touch, as I keep my trust in him, or I will eventually place my trust elsewhere my self, for God will never replace me if my production falls. It’s almost as if we take God for granted at times, since we just know that he’s always there for us. I bet you that we would not treat our employer the same as we treat God: yeah God, I was out late last night, I’ll catch up to that prayer hour a little later after I catch a couple winks. No, no, no, when that alarm goes off, unless you have PTO, sick days, or whatever your terminology maybe, you will be showing up for work, and somehow making it in on time. You see, this could be God’s fault in that he is just always there for us regardless of us. The employer on the other hand, if you pull that stunt at the job as often as we pull it on God, well, it was nice knowing you. I am thinking, if God were to show us who is really behind the signing of our paying livelihoods, how would we begin to show up for him? Yeah, that God is just so good to us, and I have good news to share: he can not change because he is Love, and that’s just the way he is. So go ahead, and take that deep breath, he’s graced it unto us.
And we do get gratification from God as we do our employers, but that is different also. You can be having a bad day at God work, and go ahead in his likeness, and just be nice to the person by merely opening a door, and receive the biggest smile. I know that the smile will not pay the mortgage, but just keep on going forth in his likeness, and you are likely to receive more than just mortgage money. The employer may notice that you get along with every one at the office, but if you have been having a bad quota day at employer work, and continued on in the company’s business, just being nice in the office will not bring a big smile to you because of Mr. quota. The gratification from work does not come just because you worked hard all day, but it only comes from getting results from working hard all day. So why can we be having a bad day with God, and it changes with gratification rendered without any improvement in production? The Father is always going to do what’s best for you next, as oppose to what’s best for his bottom line. So here’s the deal, be the best that you can be for your employer, and at the same time, be the best that you can be for God. The two are structured differently so that you may excel for both God and employer. God is usually going to fit what’s next in his work for you at a time that fits well with the employer’s work for you. There is no reason to short change God’s work, and if the truth be told, God is not the one to short change. He inserts what you need in every aspect of your life in order to make it all work well, and together for our good. You know how everyone wants to separate church from state, church from work, and church from fun? Well, we can’t do it and be whole: I need to have all my thoughts about whatever, expressed wherever, in order to be whole. If I only get to show up at the government, to only operate out of my government mind, I am only going to fall short because I don’t have the most important part of me in operation. So this is all that the Father requires of me at work, at government, and at recreation: Just Show Up To Do What The Father Sets You Up To Do.
Hey, you have to come whole, or don’t come at all. We need to give God credit for always knowing how to act, even when we are out there acting up outside of him. I look at those different phases in my life, and how I always remained whole in God, not allowing those powers to make me cut him short. My government activities must know that I include my God in its state, as I don’t have to wear a shirt or carry a mic to loudly run all of my offense through him. In corporate American at a high level of sales, it was running my offense through the mind of God which made sales quotas seem like a picnic in the park: and even in this we do what? Just Show Up To Do What The Father Sets You Up To Do. We must always be our whole self, no separation of God from anything. They may have separation at all levels, but remember, it’s not what goes into your ear that separates you from God in so much as what you send back into their ear that keeps you whole. There is no employer, government, or fun and recreation where you would benefit being separated from God. Yeah, there is pressure, but it can not press out the love of God established, no matter the level of the pressure. And always remember, Just Show Up To Do What The Father Sets You Up To Do.
The Father Still Does Love To Do The Body Good.