Working For Christ

Working For Christ

There's something good to be found in a mess.
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“Work hard, but not just to please your masters when they are watching. As slaves of Christ, do the will of God with all your heart. Work with enthusiasm, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people” Ephesians 6:6

What is a job? Google says its “a paid position of regular employment.” Webster says a job is “a regular remunerative position.” I looked up remunerative too, it means “financially rewarding.”

So there you have it. A job is a financially rewarding position of regular employment.

Or so they say.

What if you hate your job and it doesn’t even pay enough to be rewarding? What do you do when you have no motivation when you work hard but no one seems to notice?

You quit, you quit thinking bad thoughts.

“But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded” 2 Chronicles 15:7

We go through highs and lows in life. But, every morning when the alarm goes off at five, does it feel like a low? You feel like you have no control, you’re running as fast as you can and getting nowhere. When you never answer the “how was your day” question with something other than “it was okay I guess,” then there’s a problem. You need perspective, you need to think like God.

You are valuable because you exist. Not because of what you do or what you have done, but simply because you are. –Max Lucado

God gives you life. He is the reason for every good thing. Wake up whenever that alarm goes off and thank Him for giving you another day. So you hate your job, but don’t you think He put you in that job for a reason?

I hated the fact that I had to live in Ohio for my junior year of high school. But I met some really great people there. I hated having to work the late shift for my last job, but every night I drove home and listened to Dave Ramsey. I learned a lot about personal finances and in retrospect, I enjoyed having that alone time.

There’s always something good to be found in a mess. Don’t complain and outwardly show that you hate your circumstances. It’s insulting to God because it’s you refusing to be content with what He has given you. Think of the man who has worked in a factory his whole life. Think of the woman who works multiple jobs just to pay the bills. Never think too highly of yourself, its easy to forget that.

“The work is too heavy for you; you cannot handle it alone” Exodus 18:18

Your first job out of college might not be what you had in mind. It's only a small part of your life, there is so much more than what you see. God has a plan for your life. Trust Him.

"May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us— yes, establish the work of our hands" Psalm 90:17
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12 Bible Verses For Faith In Hard Times

Remind yourself that God is always with you.
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Lately, I have felt lost at what God wants for my life. Ever since I've come back to UWG everything has been horrible. It seems that I can't catch a break. I'm trying my best to focus on school, work, and extracurricular activities. But it's hard when I'm having issues with my apartment/roommates and knowing my family back home is struggling and needs many prayers. All, I keep thinking is maybe Carrollton isn't where I belong anymore. I've asked God if He can guide me in the right direction. Below, I have found Bible verses that have helped get me through these rough, past couple of weeks.

1. Isaiah 43:2

"When you go through deep waters, I will be with you."

2. Psalm 37:5

"Commit your way to the Lord. Trust in Him, and He will act."

3. Romans 8:18

"The pain that you've been feeling, can't compare to the joy that's coming."

4. Proverbs 31:25

"She is clothed in strength, and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future."

5. Joshua 1:9

"Be bold. Be brave. Be courageous."

6. Ecclesiastes 3:1

"There is a time for everything and a reason for every activity under the heavens."

7. Isaiah 41:10

"Don't be afraid, for I am with you. Don't be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand."

8. Isaiah 66:9

"I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born, says the Lord."

9. Psalm 91:4

"He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings, you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart."

10. Psalm 62:1-2

"My soul finds rest in God alone, my salvation comes from Him, He alone is my rock and my salvation."

11. Philippians 4:13

"I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength."

12. Jeremiah 29:11

"For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

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To My Future Husband, I May Not Know You Yet, But I Have Prayed For You

I love you!

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Dear future husband,

Right now, I have no clue who you are or if I have even met you yet. I don't know what you look like but, I know that when I meet you that I will think that you are the most handsome man on this planet. I don't know if you are an Alabama fan or Auburn fan. You might not be into football or you might not like any sports. But, I do know one thing and that is that I have been praying for you since I was a little girl.

I have prayed that God helps you with anything that you might have been going through. I have also prayed and asked God to mold you into the man that will be an amazing spouse for me. I have also prayed that God mold me into the wife that you deserve. I have prayed for your well being and I have also prayed for your family. I can't wait for the moment when we can pray together.

I just want you to know that I am more than just a handful and that's why you have to hands. I can be emotional which you will get used too. I can't help it, I'm just a girl. There are some days that I will tell you to just leave me alone and here's a little hint, don't do that. I will want you to hug me and tell me that you love me. Also there will be times when I say that I want a date night and then I don't get up and get ready. That's your time to suggest a movie night and take out. I might also burn a meal or 2 then I will cry and order pizza, don't get mad.

I also love dogs and we will have 4 dogs. If you don't want for dogs then we will comprise and get 4 dogs. That's a joke because I can't take of 4 dogs but, we will have a dog. Life will be tiring and some days we will fight but, just know that I will never give up on us. I will also want us to win in the end.

I have loved you since the day that I wanted to get married and honestly that day was when I was 4 years old. I have always dreamed you and some of those times, I thought you would be a prince and come to my door on a white horse and take me away. Now I know that you are just a normal man that I has fallen in love with just a normal girl. I want you to know that you will make me the happiest girl in the world.

I can't wait to meet you and I hope that is one day soon.

Love,

Your Future Wife

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