Something has been going through my mind the past couple of days, so I thought i’d share it with y’all and see what your thoughts were on it.
We know that we are members in the body and we’re told that we are to bear much fruit and he who doesn’t bear fruit, that branch will be cut off (see John 15).
We also have one example after another in scripture of how people knew what part they were to play in the work of the Kingdom, and they poured their lives and hearts into accomplishing that assigned job/task. For an example, as I’m reading and studying John, I love how his job was to prepare the way for Yahshua. He was the forerunner, so to speak, and he did his job beautifully.
But, what I wondered as I read scripture is, are we to figure out our part and then build our life around accomplishing that part, or are we supposed to just do “whatever” and work on the side, so to speak?
For an example, my brothers and I have been talking a lot about jobs and different lines of work, as they are now at the age of trying to figure out what they are going to be doing with work related things.
So this is my question: Does Yhwh care what job they get, or are they supposed to figure out which job, based around the job/task that He wants them accomplishing in His kingdom? You see the difference? One is focusing on the vision and goal, talents and gifts, using their work as a means of not just survival, but with a much larger goal in mind. One sees the end goal or results and where they need to go, then figures out how to best get there. The other uses it mainly for survival, and more or less separates the two tasks…the physical from the spiritual. But it made me wonder watching and reading the lives in scripture, if we’re really supposed to be separating the two goals?
I see this with our own lives, as daughters of the King, too. Why do we do the things that we do? Is our goal in life to simply to eat, drink, and enjoy ourselves? Or is it supposed to be a lot more?
I guess what I wonder is, looking at the world and learning how the communist have gotten where they are (which you have to admire the fact that they do know how to accomplish things, albeit unrighteous as they may be!) and how it is simply because of the fact that they had a vision way beyond simply living their day to day lives. What if we applied that to our own lives? How much would the body of believers, I wonder, be able to accomplish if they had this type of vision? The scripture verse which keeps playing through my mind says, “Where there is no vision, the people perish”. What is our vision? Do we even have one or should I say, does Yhwh have one for us? And if He does, are we constantly living our lives in such a way that we are constantly planning and working at accomplish it? Or do we simply go about living in hopes that we can someday? Do we have a plan we’re working on to be able to achieve what He has placed in front of us to do?
Sisters, I realize we don’t hold jobs like the men, but Yhwh has still given you gifts and talents and needs you using your part of the body, for the Kingdom and the betterment of the body. With each person that part will be different or look different. But are you accomplishing what Yahweh wants you accomplishing? Are you investing your gifts and talents, and being the part of the body He has called you to be? Are you advancing and becoming better at them? Do you even understand what your gifts and talents are? Or are we just living from day to day with no vision at all?
I fully believe that He prepares and equips us, so that we can be the part that He needs us to be. The question is, Do we know what part that is and how we can use that part effectively, where He has us? Or, are we suppose to just live our lives with no vision and no goal beyond today? I think it is definitely worth thinking about and praying about.
I need to run along now, but I will try to share more as I’m able to. I did want to let you all know that I am leaving either tonight or very early in the morning to go out of state and serve an elderly couple for over a month, so if the articles slow down, you know why. I’ll try to keep posting and writing as I’m able, but I thought I’d warn you in case it’s a little while before you hear anything. So until then, may Yahweh richly bless you and keep you all!