Work or Watch?

Have you ever walked or driven by a group of workers and it appeared like only one of them was working while the others were just standing around talking, laughing, hands in their pockets?

We may become aggravated and have thoughts cross through our minds like:  “are they getting paid to just stand there?” Or we may have thoughts of them being lazy or not doing what they are hired to do.  We may think they are goofing off and taking advantage of something or someone.

Well what about you?  What about me?  Has God ever called us to do something and we just stand around and ignore Him?  Do you feel God calling you right now to do something and you’re like one of the workers just standing around with your hands in your pockets watching someone else do His work?

If you feel called to do something for the Lord, get on it!  As Christians we are commanded to teach and preach God’s word to others.  When we ignore our duties or our calling, we are just like one of those workers we get aggravated at who is standing around watching.

Matthew 28:19 – Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.  And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.

Are we one of those workers?  Are we just standing around looking, hands in our pockets, talking and laughing?  Or are we the one doing the work?  Would God be aggravated at us if He drove by and saw us looking at all the work that needed to be done instead of getting our hands dirty and doing the work He called us to do?

Work or Watch?  What will you be doing today?

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