The Christian Public Servant – “at the right time”


February 7, 2018 – Wednesday


1 Peter 5:6 [NLT] So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor.


In my country, I’m a huge fan of a professional football team called the Seahawks! Once the Seahawks were in a championship game, and it seemed they were headed for a brutal lose. The quarterback was flat, the offense was struggling, and it seemed as if they wouldn’t even score one point. But then, in the last period of the game, things turned around. The quarterback started to throw incredible passes to receivers who could not help but catch them. This included (what we call in my country) a “Hail Mary” pass in overtime to win the game.

It was wonderful to win, but it was a blessing to hear the words of that quarterback after the game. He confessed his faith in God and, while admitting Christians were on both teams, he had faith in his Lord and wanted to give Him all the credit for his success. This quarterback ended the post-game interview by proclaiming, “God is so good!”

Wow! Someone, who could have taken all the glory, gave it to his Lord!

Scripture says, when we humble ourselves, He will lift us up – at the right time – in honor.

Are you facing a mighty challenge at work? Striving for that promotion? That transfer? Or have you applied for another job elsewhere? Perhaps you are just trying to be a better steward over the responsibilities you hold? And it appears you don’t even have a chance to be successful.

Today at work, remember God gives no promises except His will be done. But don’t give up hope! Work very hard, wait patiently, and humble yourself under our mighty Lord. Like that quarterback on my favorite team, let “God is so good!” be your words come win or lose. If you do, you will gain victory in His eyes and in His work-world. He promises, He will lift you up in honor – at the right time.


Dear God, not my will, but Your will be done today in my work-life. The picture You have for me is so much bigger than I can imagine. Humble me with patience and diligence so I can be ready for new outcomes. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

Sherrilyn Thomas
Benefits Coordinator
Alliance Healthcare Services,
Memphis, Tennessee USA
and online MPA Candidate
Belhaven University
Jackson, Mississippi USA

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