Friday, June 28, 2013

That's Not My Job


I read an article this week about people that say, “That’s not my job.” We all know someone that lives by the letter of the law in their job description.  They aren’t what we would call a team player. While I will concede there may be a time for someone to clarify what is and isn’t their job, many times in a work environment employees are not willing to do more than what they believe is required.
Sometimes this spills over into our personal lives as well. What are your roles at home? Who prepares the meals, who takes out the garbage, who does the yard work? Have you ever found yourself saying, “that’s not my job” or maybe thinking it?
What about our walk with God? We have defined roles for our pastors and church staff and Bible study leaders and volunteers. We each have our own gifts. But whose job is it really? What is our job as followers of Christ?
If we are filling our spiritual jewelry boxes with God’s Word, then we can just reach in and pull out our job descriptions for the day.  Love others as Christ loves us. Forgive others as God forgives us. Help others, have compassion, extend kindness, be patient, share the gospel, be thankful in every situation, trust God, pray, serve others  . . .
As Christians, we can’t say, “That’s not my job.” God has called each of us to follow Him. What’s in your spiritual jewelry box?
“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves” (James 1:22).

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