By Kirian Stone
Yesterday was May 1st which happens to be workers day. Everyone who is the labor market reminds themselves of what they do and why they do it. But do we know why we do it? Do we know why we work?
For me the actual definition of ‘work’ is what God gives you to express The Blessing, that is, what He has put within you. The dictionaries would tell you that work is an activity you do to earn money; not really.
Adam, before the fall, had work. Was he doing it to earn money? Of course not, he had everything he needed provided for him. He worked because it the way to express The Blessing God put within Him in Genesis 1:28. Honestly a job is just a system of the world that makes you toil to scrap a living, but work? That’s different.
Our after the fall of man, and after we have received salvation is to add value to our realm with what God has put in us. Will we be rewarded financially for the value we add? Of course we will, but that’s not you primary focus. The salary from your job, by the way, isn’t your source of livelihood; The Blessing of God that has been made available to us through Christ is our source.
“Let the thief steal no more, but rather let him be industrious, making an honest living with his own hands, so that he may be able to give to those in need.” Ephesians 4:28 [AMP].
Our salary isn’t our source, it actually serves better use as what we should give to people in need. God’s master is for us to trust Him for our daily needs, daily. I know its hard, especially when you’ve always trusted in a salary and you have mouths to feed, but its easier to trust someone you know.
“Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6 [AMP].
Trust God with all your heart, because that’s the only way to trust Him. But you’ve got to know Him to trust Him; and you can know Him by looking into His word. When you trust Him, you’ll be able to rely on Him for your provision and sustenance, and you’ll be able to focus on giving expression to The Blessing of God inside you and add value to this world.