A Letter to a Working Father

Do you know that work is a gift from God? In the book of Genesis chapter 1 verse 28 it reads “And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.” In the beginning, God gave man work. It is our responsibility to work.
I know you may be asking why is it our responsibility to work, or why do we have to work? In 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 it reads “And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you; that ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing.” The word of God clearly states that we work so that we may have no lack. Also according to the book of Proverbs 14:23 It says “In all labour there is profit.” Another verse that comes to mind is Luke 10:2, and it reads” Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye, therefore, the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.” What is labor? Labor is work, not only is labor work, but it is hard work. The message that you need to understand here is that everything that you need is already inside of you and available to you, but you must put in the hard work. The hard work of developing something, the perseverance and tenacity to accomplish that thing that God has already place inside of you but you just have to labor a while to birth it out. You have to work to reap the harvest. I have to let you in on a little secret your work is not your job. Your job produces a paycheck, and your work releases your potential. I wonder what would happen if we conduct ourselves in such a way that when we work, we wouldn’t lack anything. I wonder what would happen if you believe that your work not only produced a revenue of income but exposed your potential. No, it doesn’t stop at the exposure of your potential it leads to a work ethic of release. What is this release? The release of everything you didn’t know that was down inside of you, like your talents and capabilities, the manifestation of your potential. You now know what it means when you hear “Greater is he that is within you than he that is in the world” besides you already have dominion over the earth, subdue it….GET TO WORK!

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