His master replied, “Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!” – Matthew 25:21
Yesterday, we talked about how to start accomplishing the “one job” God gave us here on earth. Doing that job starts with exercising our God-given power and authority to spread the gospel and point other people to Jesus. But it doesn’t stop there. Let’s look at a couple more aspects of our “one job.”
The second aspect is the process of His plan. If you are a follower of Jesus, your primary job is not to come to church. Now you do have a responsibility ,and in fact a command, to come to church. But your primary responsibility is to come to church so that you can leave the church and go into your community, your neighborhood, and your workplace to do the job you were called to do.
When it comes down to it, the primary way we do our “one job” is never going to be in the church. It is going to be outside the church. In fact, we are to come to the church so we can go from the church and be the church for people who don’t even attend church. That is the process we should take part in if we want to carry out God’s plan for our lives.
Finally, the third aspect of our “one job” is the promise of His presence. What Jesus wanted His disciples then and us to know now is that we are not on our own. We are not by ourselves. We haven’t been thrown into the water without knowing how to swim. We have His presence. We have it particularly and intensely and most personally when we are doing this one job.
Let me put it to you this way. Jesus is most real to me when I share that Jesus is most real to others. So we have one job. It is for all places, for all time, and for all of us to carry out. That is why we should make disciples and get them involved in worship, discipling, serving and sending. We have His power behind us, His plan before us, and His presence beside us. So let’s get to work and strive to accomplish our “one job.”
Dear Lord, thank you that you always have a plan for my life and that your presence is always with me in the midst of the plan. Help me to walk in confidence, knowing you are always by my side, and I can trust you with whatever my life has in store. In Jesus’ name, amen.