– Paul, Acts 20:24
Do you live under this conviction? I don’t nearly enough. Rare is the day that I am continually aware of what God wants me to do. And to be honest, there are some days when I don’t check in with Jesus enough to get my assignments. I toil and labor… but it’s in vain when it’s not something Jesus has set before me. I play and laze… but it’s shallow and empty if it’s not on God’s list for me. How many work assignments have I missed in my life?! I’m ashamed to find out. How many times have I failed to even know what work God had for me to do?! How many times have I chosen to work for another boss– chasing assignments that weren’t given out by Jesus?! How often have I been inconsiderate to my role as a servant of Jesus Christ?! I’m afraid to know.
I’m struck this morning that much of my dissatisfaction in life comes from not using my life for doing the work Jesus has assigned for me to do. I wonder what would change in my heart if I were to present myself to Jesus ready for work. It would be right for me to check in with him each morning and ask, "What do you want me to do today?"