"For we are God's fellow workers..."
(1 Corinthians 3:9)
Making disciples is hard work. But we do not go it alone. Paul tells us we are co-laborers with Christ. To be an effective fellow worker with God, keep your focus on Him. Keep praying, keep reading, and mainly keep worshiping Him. Praise Him and bless Him for letting you be a part of His work. While we Christians may be Christ’s hands and feet on this earth, Christ’s Spirit is what moves us and carries us along. The Spirit of Christ has been breathed into you for His work.
When you lose your focus on God, then you have become immediately ineffective for Christ. You may be able to do some “good” work for God for awhile in your own spirit, but in time you will burn out.
Make all your efforts for His glory! The moment your pride is puffed up, be on guard, for now you are looking for personal glory. Only God knows how He will engineer your life and your work for Him. But whatever He calls you to do, pour out your life for Him in total devotion and love. After all, think how much more so He poured out His life for you!
About the writer:
We welcome back Bill Evans, a seminary graduate and accountant working as a church Director of Finance in Southern California. Bill enjoys writing (he composes a daily “Word of Encouragement” for friends and family members), reading and teaching the Bible and participating in missions trips. A Tennessee native with trademark warm hospitality, he and his wife also enjoy spending time with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren who live nearby.
With your focus on Jesus Christ, there is no limit to what He can accomplish through you.