How’s this for a career move?
Job 36:11 If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.
Many people think that if we work hard, go to school, continue our education, and exercise good financial stewardship, we will prosper.
Yet, Biblical prosperity involves much more than money. How well we have seen friends that graduated college, went to work, started a family, and ‘grew apart’, then ended up in an affair, or some other mess, then ended up in divorce court. Suddenly, their dreams are shattered, and their life is ruined, and the nightmare begins: joint custody of children, trying to balance complicated relationships and schedules, and now, challenging budgets.
This is not prosperity!
A Builder Or a Wrecker
As I watched them tear a building down
A gang of men in a busy town
With a ho-heave-ho, and a lusty yell
They swung a beam and the side wall fell
I asked the foreman, “Are these men skilled,
And the men you’d hire if you wanted to build?”
He gave a laugh and said, “No, indeed,
Just common labor is all I need.”
“I can easily wreck in a day or two,
What builders have taken years to do.”
And I thought to myself, as I went my way
Which of these roles have I tried to play?
Am I a builder who works with care,
Measuring life by rule and square?
Am I shaping my work to a well-made plan
Patiently doing the best I can?
Or am I a wrecker who walks to town
Content with the labor of tearing down?
“O Lord let my life and my labors be
That which will build for eternity!”
Author Unknown, The Increase, 35th Anniversary Issue, 1993, p. 9.
Ps 127:1 «A Song of degrees for Solomon.» Except the LORD build the house, they labor in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.
Mt 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
This is how we are to live.
In love with Jesus, and each other, obeying His word, no matter what appears to be happening in the political arena or workplace.
This, according to this verse, will produce true prosperity, and a pleasurable life.
Want to rearrange your schedule?
Schedule in church three times/week, daily morning prayer and Bible reading, and let the Lord begin to show you His career plan, filled with goodness, blessing, peace, and true prosperity. Live the life you were born to live!
‘Father, rearrange my life, and help me to schedule you and your Word First place in all I do. Where I’ve missed it, forgive me, and deliver me I pray. I commit to your Lordship Jesus, lead me into your perfect plan for my life, and bring peace out of my storm, Amen’