Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Wherever, Whenever, However

“Wherever, Whenever, However”
By Zach Wood
Colossians 3:23-24 NIV
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward.  It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

We just got done a couple weeks ago watching Olympians from all over the globe compete in the Olympics.  I was and always am amazed to watch the talent and abilities of all participants who perform.  It is fascinating to watch them do what they do at such high precision.  I often explain to my daughter, Jayda, that these Olympians practice and practice and practice.  They practice so much to prepare for these games ahead of time.  So much preparation, more than we realize, goes into preparing.  They work so hard.

What I think about with these athletes is how much they prepare off the camera when most people don’t see them.  They are practicing for hours, days, weeks, years.  So much commitment goes into their dedication to be the best they can be.  Their attitude and ability can take them very far.  They know they need to be on their game at all times.  They need to watch their diet, their lifestyle and more.  They must be totally dedicated and committed to preparing and keep their focus.

The Apostle Paul encourages us that no matter where we are, no matter what we are doing, we need to do our very best however we can.  Just like the participants in the Olympics train and train and train, we must realize we are also in a training mode each and every day as we continue to learn, focus and rely on Christ to be our lead.  No matter where we are, we need to be on our best behavior and be doing the absolute best we can in servant hood.  Are we as dedicated in our walk with God as these athletes are in their determination to continue moving forward? 

One thing I really enjoy is when we see and hear participants giving glory to God for their talent and abilities.  That is so awesome!  We need that same attitude as we strive to serve God each and every day.  We need to be doing our best wherever, whenever and however we can.  Living each moment of each day doing our very, very best to serve God. 

It is imperative that we focus on giving our absolute best in our service to God, no matter where we are and what we are doing.  Why would we give Him anything less than our best?  Will we mess up?  Of course!  But, we get back up and press on!  Remember, we are ultimately working for the Lord, not for man.  Let us give Him our best, wherever, whenever and however!

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