Scripture Reference: “Servants, be obedient to those who are your physical masters, having respect for them and eager concern to please them, in singleness of motive, and with all your heart, as (service) to Christ (Himself)”- Ephesians 6:5 AMP
“Excellence is expensive”, says Bishop T.D. Jakes, and I agree. It will cost you. I am greatly touched by the servant-hood of the man Joseph. With clarity, we can remember that when he worked the prisons and Potiphar’s house, he gave his masters rest. They were compelled to put all things in his hand. Joseph was a servant of rest. He did his job well.
This attitude must be ingrained in us as we walk in God’s covenant. Let us have a touch of excellence in everything we lay our hands to do. Every job is a self-portrait of the doer of it. In every assignment you are given, the outcome mirrors who you are. Don’t be disorderly. When I see your wardrobe, I can predict the state of your life. Christianity should not be linked with mediocrity. We should understand that we are the light of the world, pacesetters.
Where are you working, what is your placement or position? Give your masters rest. Work, and do your job well. Don’t expect a transplant to a bigger vase until you outgrow your present vase.
Promotion is a function of excellence. It comes to those who have fully utilized their present office. Give your masters reasons to put all things in your hands. You are the next CEO.
Daily digest: IF A MAN is CALLED To BE A STREETS SWEEPER, HE SHOULD SWEEP STREETS EVEN AS MICHELANGELO PAINTED, OR As BEETHOVEN COMPOSED Music OR AS SHAKESPEARE WROTE POETRY. HE SHOULD SWEEP STREETS So WELL THAT ALL THE HOST OF HEAVENAND EARTH WILL PAUSE TO SAY, “HERE LIVED A GREAT STREETSWEEPER WHO DID HIS JOB WELL” – MARTIN Luther KING JR.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for the opportunity to serve, for therein is my masterhood is formed. I choose to serve with joy, for therein is my joy and fulfillment. In Jesus’ precious name, Amen.