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Are you a worker or a laborer?
Matthew 9:37 KJV:
Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Many speak of "working for the Lord" or "working out their own soul salvation". Every Christian knows that it a real pleasure to work for the Savior! However, the problem is we cannot work hard enough for Him. In the book of Matthew, Jesus gives a vivid example of much work ready to be done but not enough "laborers" to do it. Some translations say workers while others as the ESV and the KJV say laborers. A worker does just that, work. They have a set time to start and a set time to finish the job. A worker looks to get paid for every minute they work...they work to receive. A worker can also be replaced at anytime. But a laborer knows there is no such thing as a 7-4 job, an 8-5 or a 10-6, etc. Their mindset is until completion. A laborer is concerned about what they have to give and not what they will receive. A laborer NEVER runs out of something to do because of the ripeness of the field...souls shall always need to be saved. If you are just working around
the church or doing your thing when it's a special day or program, you are not needed in this season or should I say this time of life. We cannot just show up when we feel like it or when we will be spotlighted! In order to get someone to destiny, Jesus is in need of laborers! While a worker is working to merely live, the result of a laborer is life. That's why a woman's travail time is called labor! She sticks with it until the baby is born and no one can determine that time BUT the Lord! Will you join me today and aaccept the call to advance from a day of work to a life of labor for the Lord?
Leave it all behind
I've been paying very close attention to the prices for air travel. Have you noticed how much more it cost to fly with bags these days? It is getting to the point that we have to fly alone and leave all the bags behind in order to have a more pleasurable flight. One day we are charged one price and before the sun comes up, it has increased! It is evident that flying is the most convenient method of traveling but it has also become the most taxing. The
last time I flew I was told my carryon bag was too heavy and I would need to
check my bag in at the boarding desk or remove some of my items. "Check in? Remove? That was the purpose of me bringing it on board in the first place, I need it all", I responded. I had no desire to check in any bags in the first place. As I pondered on these astronomical changes and charges, I was reminded of a familiar scripture found in Hebrews 12:1 (NIV), Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.
It is not by chance that this year has been declared the year of divine order in the Body of Christ. This is the time that we must rid ourselves of anyone and anything that will slow us down and goes contrary to the will that God has for our lives. Just like my bag slowed down the departure of my flight, so does the extra baggage in our lives. God says the same to the flyers, those of us that are destined to soar into our next phase of life. It's time to leave the extra baggage behind if you want to get to your destination with little or no hassle at all. Everything and everybody cannot go on your trip with you! Some people would love to go with you to your next and even final destination. However, their lives are not in sync with the life God has planned for you. They could possibly be the nicest person in the world but nice has nothing to do with destiny. Although it can be quite difficult, we cannot allow anyone or anything to hinder us from getting to “that place”. Just like flying on an aircraft, it’s time to part ways with the extra stuff that’s weighing us down. Whether it’s the pets, the unnecessary clutter or even the people in our lives, if it’s going to slow you down, it’s time to let it go! If you are a frequent flyer, you will definitely need to leave it all behind because you won't have time to stop and check anything in as often as you will take off!
Now I will leave this with you; if you have problems departing from people or things that have gone with you as far as they can, you can still take them along with you, it's your choice...but I promise it will cost more than you planned to pay! Let it all go 'cause it's time to take off and get to a safe landing! In the words of the famous R. Kelly, “I believe I can fly!” Let's keep it moving.