Dec. 10, 2017 at 4 a.m.
I mentioned last time that I love picking up sticks in my yard. It's great exercise and the solitude helps me hear God. Some might consider picking up sticks to be a mundane job. Time that could be used more profitably elsewhere. While that might be true, here is what I've learned from picking up sticks.
Whatever job God has given you, no matter how seemingly important or unimportant, do it with all your heart. In God's eyes, there are no insignificant jobs. Our identity isn't wrapped up in what we do, but how we do it.
You can be a street sweeper or garbage collector who sees yourself as one who is charged with keeping God's creation clean. You can be an electrician or plumber who sees yourself as one who dispels the darkness and keeps peoples lives free from the filth of the world. You can be a secretary or executive who sees yourself as one who makes decisions that honor God.
Regardless of your job, use it as a tool that glorifies the Lord. The apostle Paul was a missionary and church planter. God used him to touch more lives and establish more churches than anyone else in the early church. Yet, Paul made his living as a tentmaker (Acts 18:3). As you read Paul's writings, he never calls himself just a tentmaker but an apostle of Christ (1 Corinthians 1:1).
Whatever vocation you are in, be the very best you can be for the Lord. Allow Him to use you to be His hands, feet, and voice to those around you. With each of us doing our part, God can use all of us for His glory.
As a friend of mine says, "I'm a soul winner for Christ who happens to make his income as a salesperson." Let your light shine, and God will do the rest. Your work really does matter to God.