Friday, May 14, 2004

1 peter 4:7-11

1Pe 4:7 The end of all things is near; therefore, be of sound judgment and sober {spirit} for the purpose of prayer.
1Pe 4:8 Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.
1Pe 4:9 Be hospitable to one another without complaint.
1Pe 4:10 As each one has received a {special} gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
1Pe 4:11 Whoever speaks, {is to do so} as one who is speaking the utterances of God; whoever serves {is to do} {so} as one who is serving by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

4:11 has been on my mind a lot lately, speaking as one who is speaking God's word, and serving as by the strength God supplies. i tend to let things pile up... it's not a good habit. the truth is i want to have fun, i don't want to do work. problem: if i have all my fun now, there will be none to have later. second problem: if i view work as 'not fun' now, i'll *really* view it as 'not fun' later, when there is no fun to be had at any time.

so, nose to the grindstone, but with an ecclesiastical mindset. it's my lot in life to enjoy it (life, that is), and work is a part of it. i'm going to be good at what i do. i'm going to be fast, efficient, dependable... i want for people to see quality when they look at my work, and not quality because i gruel over the details until it's perfect, but quality because i enjoy what i do and it is second nature.

i have no desire to be a workaholic, but i want to be responsible. i want to be faithful steward, i want to be trustworthy.


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