See To It, Girl!
Growing up, I always thought I’d end up writing advertising jingles in a Manhattan high rise, latte in hand and high heels hitting the pavement.
I never imagined the Lord would call me into ministry.
If I am honest with you, some days the workload and lack of "real job" perks in ministry get me down. It has been a struggle for me to shake off my idea of what my life should be and accept God's plan for my life today.
The truth is I wouldn't trade this wild ride for the world. But some days when I am tired I can’t help but wonder...
We rarely read his name in Scripture (once in Philemon 1:2 and again in Colossians 4:17) but it is this man whom the Lord has used to encourage me to hold out and keep going.
Paul as he closes out his letter to the Church of Colossae writes:
"See to it that you complete the work you have received in
the Lord."Colossians 4:17
And with those words, my God says to my heart: Do the thing I have called you to. See to it that you fulfill the plans I have for you.
Even when you are tired.
Even when you have plenty.
Even when you don't want to.
Even when it goes against the grain.
Even when you are filled with joy.
Even when you are offered other jobs.
Even when...even still...even then.
I cannot tell you how many times I come back to Archippus in this particular verse. I call it my "Archippus Prayer" and I pray it often!
Read that again: And I pray it often.
Why? Because I feel it often.
Today if you are feeling like you are not equipped for the job before you or are simply too tired to do this thing another day, I want to encourage you to keep going.
We only get so many days on this earth and every day our purpose in this place is at stake.
There is glory at stake.
Hear me again, there is glory at stake!
I'm want to tell you what Paul told Archippus (and what he tells me!):
"See to it that you fulfill the ministry that you have received in the Lord."
Beloved, "The one who calls you is faithful, and he will continue to be faithful." (1 Thessalonians 5:24)
See to it, girl.
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