6 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), 3 “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” 4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.5 Bondservants, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ, 6 not by the way of eye-service, aspeople-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, 7 rendering service with a good will as to the Lord and not to man,8 knowing that whatever good anyone does, this he will receive back from the Lord, whether he is a bondservant or is free. 9 Masters, do the same to them, and stop your threatening, knowing that he who is both their Masterand yours is in heaven, and that there is no partiality with him. Ephesians 6:1-9
As believers, regardless of our title of boss or employee, team leader or team member, Mother or child – we all give account to God ultimately. We are commanded to work as unto Him. He doesn’t look at the earthly titles we tend to wear as a identity, vie for, despise or belittle. He looks and sees our heart.
When Christ looks at your heart, working in the earthly positions you hold – what does He see?
I’ve talked with God about this, especially after i became a Mom and no longer held a “work title”. It was if my identity was stripped away and I had to find another to replace it – such it is with idols, when one is removed if its not replaced with Christ, it goes on the hunt to find something else to feel that void.
I’ve been longing to feel it with a desire to above all please my Father and work in everything from changing diapers to discipling women (without an official title in the ministry i work for). I want to be content with where God has me. I want to believe that there is no partiality with him – because in whatever season of life I’m in or whatever position i’m holding, my Supreme Boss is the same – God!
*This is my 12th week going through the bible study Glorious Grace. Excited about what God is revealing and anticipating what is to come. You can read my takeaway from wk 1- A Great Transformation; Wk 2 – Gloriously Complete, Wk 3 – An Accurate View, Wk 4 – Walking in Them: Good Works, Wk 5 – To Be Brought Near, Wk 6 – Grace, Wk 7 – To Really Know His Love, Wk 8 – No “I” In Team, Wk 9 – Off With The Old