Earning Our Keep

What are we worth?

How valuable is our presence on our job?

One way to define our value to our employer is to stay home a day. Take a short vacation. See how much we’re missed while we’re away.

Did our absence leave a hole it was difficult for the company to fill?

If not, perhaps we’re not earning our keep.

Does our church miss us when we skip a Sunday? Or does the service go off without a hitch, as if we don’t really play a part?

It’s time we started to earn our keep.

Proverbs 6:6-8 tells us to get busy.

“Go to the ant, O Sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise. Without having any chief, officer, or ruler, she prepares her bread in summer and gathers her food in harvest.”

Sure, weekends at the lake are great, but that’s all about us. We’re only important in our little world. It’s when we’re important in other people’s worlds that our actions take on a new level of importance. We become difficult to replace. We’re missed when we’re gone.

We’re earning our keep.

Let’s show up for Jesus. When we do, he will show up for us.

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Excerpt of the Day

When the death of trust scars our hearts, we must find even greater kindness to heal the wound.

From Bitter Waters Made Sweet,  Posted 16 January 2014