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902nd -- Early To Bed


There are moments in life where we find ourselves not happy with where we
are. We become used to the same routine day in and day out and we feel as
if we need a change. It's normal to have these feelings because in life 
we feel it necessary to show growth so that our life can have meaning. 
What we must understand is that our life does have meaning no matter what
position we hold. Whether we are a CEO of a company or a stay-at-home 
parent, our job is just as important to the people we are responsible 
for. We cannot lower who we think we are just because of our position in
life. We are just as important in God's eyes as every other person. Just
as God does not have favorites towards His creation, but sees all people 
equally, so must we judge ourselves as equal to everyone else. (Colossians 3:23)

Don't think you're not important because you are. You are on this earth 
for a specific reason and you should do the job that you have with a 
refreshed and renewed vigor. Handle your position in an excellent manner
going above and beyond what you are called to do. When we take on this 
mentality and do our job with excellence, we will feel the joy of a job 
well done. Be encouraged to never doubt yourself because of where you 
are, but rather be proud of yourself and know that only you can fulfill 
your destiny in life. Be determined to run your race with patience 
knowing that the goal ahead of you is well worth all of your labor. 

I hope this message encourages your heart to never feel like giving up 
simply because discouraging thoughts come your way. Renewing your mind 
and refreshing your spirit will help you to continue to do the best job 
you possibly can.


I know one man who says he likes work. It fascinates him. He says he can 
sit and watch it for hours.

He was probably the same guy who went to his supervisor to ask for a raise.

“I am already planning on giving you a raise,” she said.

“Oh, great!” he said. “When will it be effective?”

“As soon as you are!” shouted the boss.

Someone said, “Find a job that you love, and you'll never work a day in 
your life.”

Some people are fortunate enough to be able to find a job they love. But 
not everyone can follow their bliss into the marketplace. I've had jobs 
where my motto was closer to “Early to bed and early to rise, 'till you 
make enough money to do otherwise.” I had to decide to at least try to 
like what I do, since I did not find myself doing what I liked.

There are benefits to learning to enjoy at least parts of what we do if we
can't do what we love. It stands to reason that the more pleasure we find
in our work, the more effective and successful we will become. And usually
we will make more money. But mainly, who wants to spend a life dreading to
climb out of the bed every morning only to spend the rest of the day 
watching the clock tick off endless minutes and hours?

Can you concentrate more on the aspects of your work that you enjoy? Can 
you find ways to develop nurturing relationships in your workplace? Can 
you remember why you are working: to educate your children or to save for
retirement? Can you see yourself less as chipping stones and more as 
building a temple. In other words, can you see the big picture of what you
do all day? Are there ways you can serve others in your work environment?
All of these techniques and others can help you to learn to find more 
enjoyment at work.

It was the mystic Kahil Gibran who put it this way: “Work is love made 
visible. And if you cannot work with love, but only with distaste, it is 
better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple 
and ask for alms of those who work with joy.”

If you can't do what you love ALL of the time, can you learn to enjoy what
you do MORE of the time?

By Steve Goodier

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Philippians 3:13-14 “Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but
this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching
forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the
prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”

Hebrews 12:1-3 “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great
a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth
so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set 
before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who 
for the Joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame,
and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider Him
that endured such contradiction of sinners against Himself, lest ye be
wearied and faint in your minds.”

1 Corinthians 2:9 “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard,
neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath
prepared for them that love Him.”

Psalm 34:4-8 “I sought the LORD, and He heard me, and delivered me from 
all my fears. They looked unto Him, and were lightened: and their faces 
were not ashamed. This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved
him out of all his troubles. The angel of the LORD encampeth round about
them that fear Him, and delivereth them. O taste and see that the LORD is
good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him.”

All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.

Today’s Selected Poem: I WILL NOT WORRY
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/inpoem95.htm

Today’s Selected Testimony: OUT OF DARKNESS
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony103.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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