Many days, I used to drag myself to work.
It’s not that I don’t love my job, for I do.
Rather it’s because I wasn’t seeing the bigger perspective about work in general.
Years ago, when in bible college, I dreamed of working in a church. One professor made a comment about how I was too radical to be church acceptable staff material, and my soul took on the weight of that barb. Not knowing any better at the time, I let my dream of being on church staff fly away into my lost dreams pile.
Fast forward to more recent years. Spending more time in the Word, I realized that the church in Acts seemed to do more “church-like” Kingdom work outside of the walls of the church buildings, right in the communities, wherever they were.
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as though you were working for the Lord and not for people. – Colossians 3:23
Immediately my eyes were opened to the reality that Kingdom work was never meant to be limited inside the walls of a building.
Kingdom work was always intended to be carried within the heart of everyone in the Kingdom, and shared with those who need to hear the Good News that they too are welcome in His Kingdom.
- The Kingdom is within me, for I am His.
- The Kingdom walks with me, for the King is with me wherever I go.
- I work with the King, wherever I work
- All my work matters for His Kingdom when I do it for Him.
- When I am aligned with His heart for those around me, I am doing Kingdom work.
And I don’t need to be church staff, or in a church building to do so.
I only need to be lead by Holy Spirit, love with my Father’s heart, follow Jesus’ example of blessing those He encounters, and join Them in doing Their work.
For wherever I am, the Kingdom is to. And friend, the same is true for you!
When I go to work, I’m going to the Kingdom. I’m not working for the King, I’m working with the King. The Kingdom is not restrained to the walls of the Church. – Kris Vallotton
May our hearts be changed to see that wherever we find ourselves, at home or work, we can choose to work for Him!