Philippians 4:4

Work for God, not for men

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Philippians 4:4 rejoice in the LORD always again I will say rejoice people read that and they say how can I rejoice you don’t understand my circumstance you don’t understand what just happened Joy is not predicated upon circumstances joy is something that comes from serving God from loving God a lot of people in their work they work for a man they work for a company I encourage you work for God if you work for God you’ll rejoice everyday you were created to serve humanity God put you on this earth with gifts, with talents with education with experiences for the purpose of blessing other people serving other people creating something doing something productive in the economy if you find something that you love to do everyday will be a pleasure and a joy to you some days I don’t even like to sleep I can’t wait for sleeping to be over so I can get up the next day and see what God has for me I love what God has called me to do I love speaking to people I love praying for people I love studying, reading the word writing things I love what God has called me to do and so everyday is a pleasure and a joy yeah there are things that happen in circumstances that are unpleasant that I don’t like that I have to deal with the same as everybody else but I rejoice everyday because I find myself doing what God has called me to do so I encourage you find something you love to do and do it with all your heart as unto the Lord and learn to love what you do to be productive, to serve to accomplish something to serve somebody else in your work don’t just serve a company serve God go to work everyday and say God, I want to accomplish your purpose today how can I bless people here how can I be your representative how can I bring joy to somebody here how can I make somebody else’s life a little bit easier in my sphere of influence today in the place where I work in the place where I go to school in my family how can I bless somebody If you get God’s perspective on your work today and you love what you do you will enjoy everyday I hear people that say I can’t wait for Friday I say why is that? because I don’t have to go to work my goodness, you need to change who you work for people say what do you mean you need to work for God not for a company not for a man when you go to work you need to recognize that as an assignment from God that you get to go and bless people today you get to go produce something that helps humanity today you get to go sell something that’s going to bless people today you get to produce and accomplish something that’s going to be of benefit to humanity benefit to others today you should be excited about that and God’s going to lead you across the path of people that you’re going to get to bless today if you have that attitude I’m working for God I go to work everyday excited about what God is going to do in my business excited about what God is going to do in my employment excited about what God is going to do in the place He has called me to be you’ll rejoice every single day and you’ll find that Paul said it twice you’ll find rejoice again I say rejoice not because everything’s good not because everything worked out the way you wanted it to but because you’re fulfilling a purpose you’re productive you’re accomplishing what God has called you to accomplish so rejoice today in what God has called you to do and if difficulties come rejoice that God will walk with you through the difficulty and you will accomplish and overcome God’s purpose even in the midst of difficulties so rejoice today again I say reoice

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