“Get the job done and go home!”

“Just get the job done, then you get to go home”. I heard these words today as I sat outside and ate my lunch. I was thinking of my life and things of this life.

While the title of this post might be straight forward, it’s message rings true.

We all have a job to do while here on this earth. God has a plan and purpose for each one of us. It is not as many are taught today, “come to God so he can fulfil your dreams and all your desires. I just heard this again last week. My answer to this is, where did Jesus teach this?  He is our supreme example. His is the one we are supposed to be following.

I teach a lot about the fact that we can and need to know God’s personal plan and purpose for us as individuals. This life is not a “just do the best that you can” life. God is too exact in all that He plans and purposes. Why would he just want us to do whatever we want to do, just as long as we are “saved?” God is way bigger than that.

Look at what Jesus taught about our lives here:

“And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.” (Matt.10:38-39). Losing you life for Christ’s sake? Does this sound like doing your own thing?

He talked about producing fruit for the Kingdom of God. Does this mean that as long as we laugh and have a good time while here, and live in pleasure, then that is all that is required? Is this “bearing fruit?” Is this what He meant? Did Jesus just “skip” through his life here on earth and whistle all the way to heaven? Did He spend all his time in a church building?

We are going to be rewarded according to our works. Yes, not saved by them, but rewarded by them. (Matt.16:27)

As I have said before, “How did Jesus bring the Father glory while He was on this earth?”

“Jesus said to them, My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work.”  Then He goes on and talks about the harvest as being “the work”. (Jn.4:34)

“I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do.” (17:4)

Are we doing the Father’s work here on this earth? The work that He has given us to do?

He has an individual work (a calling) for you, that is your own special duty. Do you know what it is? Have you spent any real time inquiring?

Remember, Jesus had parables that addressed the importance of our lives being spent while here below. We must be reminded that we are going to be judged in regards to how we spent our lives here. What kind of “servant” are we?

May we all hear the sound of “Get the job done and go home”. Sometimes I think we all love it here too much. Maybe we love our lives too much. Are we willing to give them up? If I am not mistaken, Christ is requiring it. That is of course, if we want to be a disciple of Christ.

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2 Responses to ““Get the job done and go home!””

  1. timbob Says:

    Hi again. Sometimes I wonder if I truly understand the urgency of the hour and the importance of each minute spent in this realm. A hour squandered is one that can never be reclaimed and a day spent engaging in frivilosities instead of reaching the lost will be recorded as such. So many saints seem to have succumbed to the “God can fulfil all of your dreams and desires” mindset without considering that, during his earthly ministry, Jesus didn’t even have a permanent mailing address. As the apostle Paul stated “for here we have no continuing city, but we seek one to come. The way that a person utilizes their time here will reveal where their affections lie.

    Psalm 37:4 is intriguing. “Delight thyself in the LORD and he will give thee the desires of thine heart.” To some, it sounds like a “your best life now” passage, but it really isn’t. When a person truly delights themselves in the Lord; when they have been born of the Spirit and their heart longs to be present with Jesus, their desires will be heavenly things. Being a good ambassador for Christ while remaining unspotted from the world. Being in this world, not to heap up piles of wood, hay, and stubble, but to be about the issues with eternal significance. Works that will follow into the realm of the everlasting.

    Thanks so much for addressing this and many other issues as well. Blessings always in Jesus name.

    timbob

  2. Richard Says:

    Timbob,
    Right on bro! You hit it on the head!
    Thanks!

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