Important! Can be an often abused word and thus has lose much of its sting. . How so? It’s abused when we use it to get someone to do something immediate or in a hurry when in reality it did not demand that kind of immediate action. Of course, it’s important to do all work well and in an orderly fashion. But to use “it’s important” to prod someone into immediate action setting aside some other task to get the “important” completed is abusing the word. Do this often enough and important loses its significance, which is tragic as some things are really important but will not now be believed as such. In the workplace where bosses, supervisors and one’s colleagues have a tendency to use this word to produce or spur action they better understand that it will lose its power just like a much used knife has grown dull and lost it cutting ability. The workplace message here is simply this: don’t use the word important out of context such as to spurring none-immediate action. Cry wolf too often and when it really is a wolf folk won’t believe it and suffer the consequences.
So, for a Christian in pursuit of career advancement or business growth, what’s the important ingredient to see such endeavors produce the desired success? Well the spiritual GPS the bible (God’s Positioning System) provides us with clear directions on that.
It tells the Christian that
“whatever your hand finds to do, do it as unto the Lord.” Here it’s telling us that it’s important to…every morning on the way to our work we are to say and ask “help me, Lord, to honour you in the work I do today.” Then it further directs us that “whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all of your mind and power.” Here’s it’s telling that to get God’s approval and blessing it’s important for us to strive to excel at what we are asked to do today and every working day.
Then His word tells us that when we walk in obedience to His word and directives, he will bless our efforts. Now please don’t misunderstand this as I’m not teaching the prosperity gospel here but simply pointing out that disobedience to the above mentioned important actions is not likely to receive God’s blessing whereas obedience to these promises godly blessings.
Here the law of the farm kicks in where the farmer prays for a blessing on his herds and crops which he cannot receive if he does not do his share to see the result of God’s blessings. God’s telling him and you and me : give me something to bless. The farmer is to prepare the fields and sow good seed and look after his herds giving them needed care, and you and I work as unto the Lord with all of our might so that God can bless our efforts. To succeed it’s very important to understand that no effort on our part -no blessing from God’s part.
You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours. Ps 128:2