The Christian Public Servant – “place and prepare you”

September 5, 2016 – Monday

Reading
Ephesians 2:10 [NIV] For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Exodus 4:10-12 [NIV] Moses said to the Lord, “Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.” The Lord said to him, “Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the Lord? Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.”

Reflection
I believe God calls each of us to do good works for Him during our time on earth. And the Bible confirms it; scripture is filled with stories of God calling His people into service and action.

So why the hesitation when He calls you?

I know, it’s difficult to determine what God is actually calling you to do. And the fear, of course, of not being prepared. I mean, even Moses questioned God’s wisdom in calling him to lead His people out of Egypt. In our own world, as in the time of Moses, it’s scary to answer His call.

But here’s the bottom line: You must trust the Holy Spirit. And if that trust is complete, God will place and prepare you. And when that happens, He will use you to do good works for Him that gives glory to Him. Yes, He will use you to make this world a better place! And you will truly be a Christian public servant.

So, my friend, what good works is God calling you to do? I bet some good works are needed right where you are! Job leadership? Mentorship? Team-player? Encourager? Supporter?

Today at work, remember you are God’s handiwork. His good work is out there waiting for you – even in your own workplace! As with Moses, He knows what He is doing with you. So trust, and do not fear.

And He will place and prepare you even in your own workplace!

Prayer
Heavenly Father, place and prepare me for Your work. Let me not fear Your calling. Use my gifts to help those in need of You. Let my good works be a blessing. Let them build Your kingdom and bring glory, honor, and praise to Your Holy Name. In Jesus Christ, Your Son, I pray. Amen.

Romain L. Alexander
Chief of Staff
Wilmington City Council
Wilmington, Delaware USA

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