Sunday, December 4, 2011

Who Are You Working For?

Recently my husband gave me an attitude adjustment. Or maybe he just suggested that I needed one. I was getting upset about things that were out of my control. When you are a stay at home mom like I was for many years you are pretty much the boss of the house. Sure I still was serving God and consulting with my husband but I was not working with the public at large. Like most people I like things to go my way. Well, things don't always go your way.

My husband asked me a question that on the surface may seem silly to you, but the underlying meaning has changed my life. While venting my frustrations he said I needed to leave work at work and decide at what point on the drive home I switched gears and left it behind. Then he asked me “Who are you working for?” I looked at him funny and then he said, “Do you work for God, the kids, your teacher?” Then without saying it but with a meaningful look I think he was asking me if I worked for myself.

I have to say once I figured out who I am working for I have been so much happier not only at work, which I love, but also just in general. Because you see I work for God. The way I figure it, if I do my job no matter what it is, and it is pleasing in his eyes, I've done my job well. Ultimately He is the one I am seeking to please. My life, while I have been given free will, it doesn't belong to me. It belongs to Him. I am here at this time, on this planet, in this small town because He designed it. He has a plan for me.

Doesn't that blow your mind? You see God has been working on me. I have been working with Him to change the tape that plays in my head. The conclusion that I have realized is that I have listened to the lies for far too long. God sent His Son to die on a cross for our sins and that includes me, even me. If I can get that through my thick skull then I can also believe that because He loves me that much I can trust Him to lead me where He wants me to go. He will never leave me alone. I don't have to trust in myself I only need to trust in Him.

I think everyone can use an attitude adjustment from time to time. I think we get blind to our own blindness. We get caught up in the things of this world. The things that will all fall away once this life is over. So I ask you “Who are YOU working for?” I ask not because I want to know. I want you to know. I want you to figure it out. I want you to decide WHO you are working for so you can be happy, like I am. You see once you stop living and working for yourself and get out of your own head, hand it all over, then you find the truth. Then you are working for the ONE who makes Everything possible. So … who are you working for?

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