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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

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Who wants to do nothing? Get up late, laze around, do absolutely nothing all day, but still get paycheck? What do you think?? My pastor asked us to raise our hands. Few hands went up. He asked us again, and this time to tell the truth. :) He raised his hands first. We all did. It felt good to know that its just not me!

Bare minimum. That's what we do at times. Barely getting by. Do nothing, but want to get reward. Easy life. No trouble, no hiccups. Just glide through.

But God wants us to give our best. The best of our strength, our finances, relationships,our health,our time, life. Lesson from the parable of talents. The king does ask for returns. We ought to give the max effort, with whatever we have. Fight against our own desire to be lazy or to do just the bare minimum, but maximise all that we have to the full potential, making use of every opportunity.

He went on, 'God put us in the field to play'. We are just happy to be in the team, and if we don't watch the ball, but just linger around the outfield, you will be chucked out of the field.

Matthew 25:14-30

3 comments:

Kingsly said...

Very True!! Giving our best in all is a great attitude. But a difficult one at times

Beulah Evelyn said...
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Beulah Evelyn said...

Ya! God takes pleasure in Hard Work...No better examples than our own Biblical Daniel or Joseph....Sincere Work and efforts are recognized by God and he will in His time MAKE US LEADERS OF THE CHOSEN FIELD... Interesting, Three Kingdoms changed, three different King terms, Yet Daniel was the only ESTEEMED COUNSELLOR In Babylon...Second light, (something that i read in Dina Thandhi) - not getting Paid enough for the Work you do...Jacob was not paid enough by His father-in-Law. Yet Jacob gave his fullest energy and time in labouring for him...God saw this!!! Though his father-in-law was shrewd not to pay him the right wages, God Knew Jacob was taken for an Unfair Ride!! In His time (Man 14 years is a loooong time!!) He gave Jacob a strategic wisdom (Cattle,..._that compensated for all His Years of Hard Work...God expects we work for our employers as if we were to work for him and Recognizes/ rewards our sincere professional efforts...