*Post by Miranda Telford*
I’ve got a confession.
I STINK at submitting myself to God at work.
When something goes wrong or changes, I just might say a dirty word . . . and yes, I work for a church.
We live in a culture taught to constantly strive to be the best, most efficient and effective at what WE do. Mistakes should be at a minimum. It is our responsibility to see that the work is done right.
And we try to do it all by ourselves.
Can you imagine the light of God we could shine if we took time to ask Him for guidance in our work settings?
Psalm 63:7-8 7For You have been my help. And I sing for joy in the shadow of Your wings. 8 My soul holds on to You. Your right hand holds me up. (NLV)
What a truth to cling to, He is our help! We can call upon Him.
In Oswald Chamber’s entry, “The Worship of the Work” in My Utmost for His Highest, he poses a great challenge:
“There is no responsibility on you for the work; the only responsibility you have is to keep in living constant touch with God, and to see that you allow nothing to hinder your co-operation with Him.
God engineers everything; wherever He puts us our one great aim is to pour out a whole-hearted devotion to Him in that particular work.”
Our work is just another aspect of our relationship with Him. Just because we sign into “Go” mode from 8-5, doesn’t mean He is absent.
Let’s begin to ask God for help, guidance, patience and self-control when we are frustrated or overwhelmed at work. I believe we can trust His path, do as Osawald says and pour out our whole-hearted devotion to HIM in that particular work.