It’s the last Friday in the month of perfection called July and I must confess, there’s no better place I’d rather be than in the presence of my maker! I told my colleague today that I had a date with God; what a fruitful one it was! My senior colleague is who I have writing on being a #VesselUntoHonour, she’s a writer, entrepreneur, brand specialist, preacher- basically, she’s an inspiration to everyone around her…at least she’s an inspiration to me. What makes the packaging tick is her being a Christian. Chinwe Bode-Akinwande taught me to always please my Father in Heaven, so it’s beyond the earthly accolades-at the end of it all, will God say to me- well done? will my work stand the fire test?
Please take out time to read and I pray you are blessed and encouraged as I was when I was reading this beautiful piece:
God has been the centre of all I do. To the glory of God, I am not ashamed of the Gospel because I am a product of loving and serving God. I rely entirely on God for that meeting, conference call, response to an email, response to an official call etc.
My journey in life has simply been a motto of Ecclesiastes 9:11- I again saw under the sun that the race is not to the swift and the battle is not to the strong, and neither is bread to the wise nor riches to those of intelligence and understanding nor favor to men of ability; but time and chance overtake them all.
When I am given a responsibility or engaged in a task that I am at the forefront, I arm myself with the scripture – The Sovereign Lord has taught me what to say, so that I can strengthen the weary – Isaiah 50:4. Every morning He makes me eager to hear what He is going to teach me. Anytime I am given the opportunity to pray, I do so unapologetically. Besides being and demonstrating my faith, I work hard and meticulously at that to make my excellent God reflect in my job. Integrity is my watch word and because God is integrity personified I rely on the awesome grace of God to lead and back me up.
We are in the world where colleagues, for instance, lie openly and shamelessly without blinking and the amazing thing is that most cases the bosses know they lie but they still get away with it. So I have made up my mind to stay on the path of truth come what may!
I am a tither and believe in the covenant of tithing. I will tell my colleagues when they ask me what inspires me to work without waiting to be motivated or supervised; I tell them that I need God to be proud of me, my income, sacrifices and job. I work to the glory of God.
There is a God-factor for me in that job, timeline, report, aspiration etc. I create time no matter how busy to counselling when approached and also talk about Jesus when time permits. Ultimately, my professionalism is an “assignment” in a status form to glorify God to motivate and inspire others.
Embrace God’s grace! God is more able to release that grace to them that seek it.
And God is able to give you more than you need, so that you will always have all you need for yourselves and more than enough for every good cause- 2 Corinthians 9:8.
Above all, it pays to do your job excellently and live a life of integrity, with that God’s got your back!