What A Man Says
Do you ever stop, stand back and thank God for all he has done in your life? More specifically in the area of your trade or work. Whether you labor with your hands as a craftsman, put your hand to the plow as a gardener or use them to rear your children, it does not matter. The Lord has given you the ability to do whatever task you put your hands to.
We are all aware though that there are different types of workers. Some do just the bare minimum to not get fired. Some overachieve so much that they become obnoxious as they try to find self-worth. While others don’t even bother trying to work because of some deep psychosis that no psychiatrist can treat.
God enjoys work and designed us to work (Genesis 2:3). Everything we have acquired comes from one person or another hard work (Genesis 3:19). Work has so much value that we trade in it as a currency.
My absolute favorite verse talking about work is Ephesians 4:28 (KJV), “Let him that stole, steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth." For I was a thief and once the Holy Spirit took hold of my life I became compelled to give freely and abundantly. This I did not do because I was trying to follow the law but because I could not help myself.
So do you take the time and thank God for your ability to work? When you take the time to seek His Spirit for the type or direction of the work you should be putting your hand to, He will surely meet you and bless you there.
"And he hath filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding and in knowledge and in all manner of workmanship.” (Exodus 35:31, KJV)