“Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men (Proverbs 22:29).”
How we read the book of Proverbs is tricky. Some will read this and say that is not really what it says. Proverbs is practical wisdom and blah, blah, blah. When I see God’s word telling me that when you are great at something, you will do it in front of kings, I take God and the author He used, (Solomon) at their words. Besides, today offers the best opportunity for someone to be seen by everyone because of the internet. So, bloom where you are planted, because God will use you and take you far.
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This Workplace Wednesday this is important to remember. Many people in our workforce work for an employer who isn’t very good. Many of you have bosses and you are forced to ask the question, “how is this person my boss?” Many reading this have done work that someone else has taken credit for. It seems impossible to get noticed. But, what does faith say? Faith says, “God saw me before I had this job, and He sees me after I have this job. He sees the beginning and the end He is the Alpha and Omega. God has my back!”
That is just the tip of the iceberg. Just like when Christ told Nathaniel that He saw him while he was still under the fig tree (John 1:48). Nathaniel thought, wow this must be the Christ. Jesus’ response was something like, “What? You believe because of that?”
God sees you and when it comes down to it. We all have to give an account ,and no one really gets away with anything. So, if you are called, gifted, trained or extremely motivated, work as you are working for the Lord today. That is who you actually work for. Perform for an audience of one. God sees you and even if no one else does, that is good enough.
There are 260 chapters in the New Testament. You go to work 5 days a week. There are 52 weeks in a year. 52 X 5 = 260. This year, Take the Challenge! Change your life!
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