Today let me encourage you through the word of God.
I want to emphasize the calling of God, I mean the works of the Lord that already entrusted us.
Let's look the story of Jonah.
This book begins with a call from God to the prophet.
But Jonah rejects God's call.
Foolishly, he attempts to flee the presence of the Lord by taking ship to foreign shores.
This imperils not only him, but his shipmates.
God sends the storm.
It ruins the Mariner's commercial prospects, as they are forced to throw all the cargo into the sea to lighten the ship.
Eventually it threatens their lives.
Read Jonah 1:1-17
Only when Jonah offers to be thrown into the sea - which the sailors reluctantly accept, does the storm abate and danger to the community subside.
Can you imagine the worse scenario!
Once we reject the call of God in our lives.
The purpose if a call is to serve other people.
Jonah's call is for the benefit of Nineveh.
When he rejects God's guidance, not only do the people he was called to serve languish, but the people surrounding him suffer.
If we accept that we are called to serve God in our work - which probably different from Jonah's work, but no less important to God, then we recognize that failing to serve God in our work also diminishes our communities.
The more powerful our gifts and talents, the greater the harm we are apt to do if reject God's guidance in our work.
Our gifts may seem puny in comparison, yet imagine the good we could do and the evil we could avert if we did our work in the service to God over the course of our lifetime.
May God Blesses you more...
Your Brother in Christ,