23 In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.
God tells us that “In all labour there is profit.” Basically, God is telling us that no matter who you are and what your job is, God has given you that job and it is a sacred job because you are serving the Lord, and it is one that you are to find joy in because of who you are serving. If you do that job in the name of Jesus, and you do it for Jesus, in the power of the Holy Spirit, then you can find joy in that job. It doesn’t matter if you are a homemaker, a widow, a retiree, 25 or 85 years old, single, married, or working every day at a job place, God has work for you to be doing, and this lesson is about finding joy in that work.
Now, you may feel that your work is nothing exciting, nothing meaningful, nothing thrilling. You feel that you are stuck as an ordinary person in an ordinary job. There is nothing extraordinary about you, or the work that you do, and you wish that God would call you to do something really special, really extraordinary. Now, you may be a very ordinary person. But, God loves ordinary people. He must because He has made so many of them. God makes ordinary people. Then, God takes ordinary people, and He gives them extraordinary power. If Jesus Christ is your Lord and Savior, then God infuses us with His Holy Spirit so we are no longer ordinary, because when we get saved, we become extraordinary. God takes ordinary people; God gives ordinary people extraordinary power; and then God puts those ordinary people in ordinary places.
Now, this is the takeaway that you need to put in your heart: When God takes an ordinary person and gives them extraordinary power, then puts that ordinary person in an ordinary place with extraordinary power, He does extraordinary things through an ordinary person. If you’ll learn this, and get this into your heart, it’s going to transform your life.
You may not be in an exciting job. But, if you learn what God has to tell you in this message, it is going to turn that drudgery into delight; it is going to turn that monotony into magnificence; and you’re going to find out that you are where God has placed you, and you’re there for a specific purpose.
Click on the link below to hear what the Word of God has to say about having joy in the work that God has called you to do.