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Work/Works – Day 13
We all have hardship, it is part of the course. It is most often through our difficulties that we mature. That is when we are stretched in all our abilities; spiritual, physical and emotional. And we must do whatever work God has given us to do with enthusiasm and energy.
2 Timothy 4:5
But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.
What good advice this is for each one of us! We all need to be able to keep our head in all situations whatever this earthly life might throw at us. It is not always easy!
Sadly we all have to endure hardship, it is part of the course. It is most often through our difficulties that we mature. That’s when we are stretched in all our abilities; spiritual, physical and emotional. And we must do whatever work God has given us to do with enthusiasm and energy.
Timothy’s calling was to be a pastor, encouraging others in their knowledge of Jesus and all He achieved for each one of us during His time on the earth. As a pastor of his own flock Timothy was to teach them how to share that with others so that the body of Christ would fulfill it’s earthly mission, gaining the world for Him.
We are all called to resist the devil with enough force and determination so that he flees from us (James 4:7). That is the “duty” of our ministry, whether we call ourselves “pastor” or not.
Ask God today what Jesus would like you to do for Him. Then be bold enough to go out and do it. You don’t have to preach a sermon, or evangelize on a street corner, (unless that is what God is calling you to do!) Just a smile, or a helping hand or telling someone that Jesus is alive and loves them, can change the day for someone feeling down.
Think about any times when you have not succeeded in “keeping your head”, and pray for forgiveness.
Read 2 Timothy 4:1-5 and ask yourself what The Lord might be saying to you through those verses today.
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