Lie #6: God Wants You Busy with His work, Not Yours
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Somewhere we got the idea that God wants us to work for Him, to be busy in ministry, and burn the midnight oil in order to be a “good Christian.”
And at times that busy work feels like it’s holding us back. We live in a world in which we must work hard for just about everything.
But in God’s economy, it doesn’t work that way. God would rather have you spend time with Him than do a bunch of things for Him.
Our work for God’s kingdom stems from our Savior’s command to “make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19).
God wants our service that flows out of our faith, obedience, and love for Him, not our obligation to feel approved or accepted by Him, or to have a false assurance of a works-based salvation.
If you are busy working for God and finding yourself running on empty, running behind, and running into debt, try abiding (resting/dwelling) in Him.
Work that provides for your family, shows love to your neighbor, and is from an honest and diligent heart is work for God.
Don’t categorize between the false dichotomy of the spiritual and the secular.
Colossians 3:23 says, “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.” Whatever your work, whether it be for the church or not, is considered a work for God when it’s done with a heart to please Him.
God loves you and wants you to have the BEST out of life! Don’t let these lies hold you back any longer.
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