Don’t Work a Day in Your Life
A man’s heart plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps.
Recommended Reading – Ephesians 2:4-10
Confucius said, “Find something you love to do and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.” When you’re doing what God wants you to do, there’s work; but there’s joy in the work. We are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do (Ephesians 2:10).
When evangelist George Whitefield was going to speak to a large crowd near the end of his life, someone commented on his feebleness. He acknowledged the observation; but, clasping his hands, simply prayed: “Lord Jesus, I am weary in Thy work, but not of it. If I have not yet finished my course, let me go and speak for Thee once more.”1
We don’t always know the dates God has set for accomplishing His plans for us, but we know He has a perfect plan. We may grow weary in the work; but the joy of the Lord is our strength as we press on to finish our course.
Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you.
1Helen C. Knight, Lady Huntington and Her Friends (New York: American Tract Society, 1853), 208.