Words from the Heart for Monday October 15th, 2018
Pay careful attention to your own work, for then you will get the satisfaction of a job well done, and you won’t need to compare yourself to anyone else.
Galatians 6:4 (NLT)
Pay Careful Attention
The Lord has created each of us as unique. We are one-of-a-kind. We often are frustrated or discouraged when we begin to compare ourselves with others. However, the Lord is telling us from the Word that there is a special joy just for us as we fulfill the place that no one else can. That’s true satisfaction!
Here are some staggering statistics from the CAA: Checking a text for 5 seconds means that at 90 km/h, you’ve travelled the length of a football field blindfolded. 80% of collisions and 65% of near crashes have some form of driver inattention as contributing factors. Drivers conversing on mobile devices, either hands-free or hand-held are up to four times as likely to be involved in a crash. Driver distraction is a factor in about 4 million motor vehicle crashes in North America each year. Pay attention, Canada.
I’m sure you’ve seen the employee of the month award posted on the wall of a restaurant or hotel. One employee stands out above the rest, and is rewarded for it. This is a common practice in the world, but the Bible teaches something altogether different in the Kingdom of God. Galatians 6:4 says, “Pay careful attention to your own work, for then you will get the satisfaction of a job well done, and you won’t need to compare yourself to anyone else.” God has a role for each of us in His kingdom. He has given us gifts and talents that are to be used for His glory and for the advancement of His kingdom. We are called to commit ourselves fully to Jesus as Lord so that those gifts can be used for the maximum impact. There is no place in God’s kingdom to compare ourselves to others. We are simply called to pay attention to our own work.
These have been words from the heart.