Ephesians 6:5-7 Paul teaches us that we should not do things to please men but
work to please God. Chasing after the affirmation of man is an elusive and
frustrating trail to follow. We should encourage each other but the true
affirmation that edifies and uplifts is to hear God say: "well done, thou good
and faithful servant" (Matt 25:21; KJV). God wants his fullness to be
exhibited through us (Eph 1:23). We are his hands and feet and voice upon this
earth (Matt 28:19).We are not just workers on the job but ambassadors for
Christ (2 Cor 5:20), not just a shopper in the store but a light shining for him
(Matt 5:14) and not just a face in the crowd at a social gathering but salt (Matt
should season things wherever it is spread. On the job we should be on time, go
the extra mile: “do all things without murmurings or disputings” (Phil 2:14). We
need to have God in our spiritual eye all day so we please him and hence our
employer. We can do this; we have the greater one on the inside of us (1 John
4:4) and in the word we read that: "I can do all things through Christ who
strengthens me" (Phil 4:13). What did the Lord say in the parable of the
talents to the good servants? The Lord said: “Enter into the joy of thy
Lord" (Matt 25:21). I don't know about you but enjoying God’s abundant
life (John 10:10) sounds good to me.
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