Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord. I Corinthians 15:58
Sometimes it’s easy to get sidetracked and my thoughts and think no one knows me. To think, no one sees the work I’m doing. I know it doesn’t matter, I rarely do things thinking someone will take notice. Most importantly, I know that God notices.
Nothing I do for him is in vain. He puts me here on earth to help others. Even if the people I help don’t remember my name or role, God does. My work is just to continue in the things that He has called me to do.
I write, not to get famous, but because it is something God has used to grow me. I feel He placed in my heart to put those lessons on my blog. I have never felt the need to promote it, I just write. One of my spiritual mentors says often “If it’s good for me, it’s good for others.” I know God can draw people to it. If He wants to use what I’ve written to reach them, He will. My role is to be obedient to put it out there. This was something that God spoke to me again this weekend at a women’s conference. It was a random comment, but God pierced my heart with it.
I’ve not always been immovable (or maybe at times my flesh is what I allow to be unmovable). I can get easily distracted and make a lot of excuses. I have stayed with God, but not always what He has called me to labor in. I have a lot of projects I have started but have not finished. I feel like this Scripture is God’s gentle way of reminding me to get back to those things.
The word “abounding” catches my attention. Strong’s G4052 – perisseuō to exceed a fixed number of measure, to be left over and above a certain number or measure: to abound, overflow, i. e., to be pre-eminent (greatest, surpassing all others; very distinguished in some way); to excel
God has called us to excel on whatever we put our hands to. He wants me to excel in my career. It is a work he has called me too, a place for me to minister. I was not called to a pulpit. I am called to help others, to give biblical counsel to help minister God’s healing to people. My job is a ministry to me, I counted an honor to be able to help others in whatever way I can. I don’t need glory or honor that belongs to God. I have the privilege of walking next to others in the good and bad times of their lives. A front row seat to transformation, that is the work I have been called to abound in.
Regardless of people’s response or praise, anything I do for the Lord is not in vain. I have to realize it may be a seed planted. I may be the one to water a seed already planted. Every now and then I may be the one that gets to harvest the work of others. It may be through writing, it may be through counseling, it may just be me coming alongside someone. Regardless of my role, I am called to standfast, immovable and abounding in His work. I can stand in faith that it will not be in vain.
Prayer – Lord, I repent for not always being steadfast to the things I know that You have spoken to me. I know I am quick to start, and easily get so distracted that time passes with nothing. I am sorry for the times that I have been looking to man instead of to You for acknowledgement. Help me to not only remember the things that You have called me to, but to excel in everything I put my hand to, for Your glory and Your honor. Show me where to spend my time so that I am making forward movement on what You have called me to, get my flesh out of the way and make me unmovable in the things that further Your Kingdom! In Jesus name. Amen.