Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the desert and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. (Exodus 3:1; NIV)
As we read the Bible verses such as this one tend to be overlooked but there is a wealth of instruction wrapped up in this one verse. Moses had run away from a privileged life to shepherd sheep in backwater Midian for forty years. Certainly if anyone had a right to complain about being stuck in a dead end job it was Moses. Yet he did not grumble about his vocational circumstances. As far as we know, he was quite content in his role as caretaker for Jethro’s flocks. He did not whine about how he could do “so much more …”
God is “On The Job” with You
In the faithful discharge of his duties, Moses was maintaining his relationship with Jehovah God Almighty ([He] led the flock … to … the mountain of God). Many of us tend to think that God only will visit, speak, fellowship during times of prayer and worship. Certainly this is the case but God will speak to you ANYWHERE even during the most mundane, monotonous moments of our employment. We need only to listen.
Faithfulness is the Key to Promotion
His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will set thee over many things; enter thou into the joy of thy lord. (Matthew 25:21; ASV)
In all the work you are doing, work the best you can. Work as if you were doing it for the Lord, not for people. (Colossians 3:23;New Century)
You may find yourself in a position that is only temporary it is still important that you discharge your duties faithfully. You may also find yourself working for someone who may be a real creep less than perfect example of a boss. You still need to show him/her respect worthy of their position (rather than their behavior). Your present employment is not by accident. You should seek God about your career no matter what position you are currently holding down.
As far as the Originator of life is concerned, there are NO dead-end jobs. God’s speciality is life.
Your job is important to God because YOU are VERY IMPORTANT to God. Your position is more than a paycheck, the Lord is using this position to teach you something while getting to know Him. While you report to a human, you are really working for God.
6For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. 7But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another. (Psalm 75:6-7; KJV)
God is your co-worker as He works on your behalf while He works within you. Have you talked to Him lately. He gives great career advice. Give your dead-ends to the Resurrection and the Life.
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