The Christian Public Servant – “asking then listening”

October 24, 2016 – Monday

Reading
Acts 13:36 [NASB] For David, after he had served the purpose of God in his own generation, fell asleep, and was laid among his fathers and underwent decay.

Reflection
Ever wonder why you have your current job? Or, just what is the purpose of your career?

Ever ask other questions like: Should I work here or apply there? How do I handle this difficult and annoying citizen? Should I help my coworker, or is this an opportunity for her to grow? How do I confront my boss when he is not being fair?

Do you ask these kind of questions to just yourself? Maybe you ask family and friends. But do you bring these questions to God? If you’re like me, you probably can’t begin to count the times you ask God questions about job and career.

Now it’s important to ask God questions, but it’s also important to listen for His answer. Yes, asking then listening are both necessary if you seek the Father’s guidance. And only by asking then listening can you do exactly what He wants you to do – turn everything over to Him.

So as this work week begins, make certain you approach each job and career situation with a focus on God’s purpose. By asking then listening, you will better serve your workday.

By asking then listening, you will better serve His kingdom.

Prayer
Father, God, I want to serve Your purpose in my job and career – in my life – during my short time in this world. Give me wisdom to ask You and listen to You so that, before I fall asleep, I waste not a moment of my life. In Your Son’s name, I pray. Amen!

Ronald Wilson
Development Review Coordinator
Franklin County
Town of Rocky Mount, Virginia USA

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