Being a Christian is simply living for Christ but this is not easy. While the concepts are easy, our flesh is weak and we stumble and fall. Scripture tells us that we all fall short of God’s glory (Roman’s 3:23) and while God want us to our best, He also knew that we would not be able to attain perfection in a fallen world. The truth is Christ does not expect perfection but He does want us to do our very best and one way of doing this is to commit all things to God.

Matthew 6:33 reads “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Keeping our eyes on Christ is the most important aspect of life for a believer and Christ tells us if we keep our eyes, our minds, our perspectives on Him, He will provide for the rest. Philippians 4:19 reads just that, ”But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. ”Simply put, when we work, we should commit it all to God which is what Proverbs 16:3 tells: ”Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.”

These two scriptures are significant because we are told that God will provide according to His riches and that when we do this, our plans will be established. We should look at the word commit for a moment as this is an important word to examine because we have to commit our ways to Him. When we commit to something, we put our whole hearts to it and while we will mess up in whatever we do, we have to do our best. If we only half way do something, our efforts will be in vain. Colossians 3:23 reads “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;”.

Many times, people make their jobs more important than their relationship with God. Working is something that is important and while it may be a secret for most, we will work in Heaven once we get there but working should not take over our entire lives. While it is good to work hard and do so in a professional manner, once an individual dies, someone else will replace them rather quickly so we should not work ourselves into an early grave.

Romans 12:2 tells us “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of our mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” One of the best ways to keep with God is to pray always and about all things. As Christians, we pray because we love Him and depend on Him and our reliance on Him is significant in our lives. Hebrews 11:1 reads “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Faith is something that must hold onto as many things that we hope for is not seen for a while or may seem impossible for us but this is why faith is significant.

The faith that we have in God and the salvation that we receive through Him is our ticket to God’s kingdom. We cannot change this or swap it out or rely on others to get us there. When we are committed to God’s kingdom, we will do our best here below to lead people home. While we work a job, we tell people about Christ. While I am not a minister, I do hope that my writings help people understand the faith much better and, maybe, help them give their lives to Christ. As dying without Christ is the worse fate for anyone here below. With that said, what we do must have the right agenda or intentions and it begins with committing all things to Christ.

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

–Hebrews 11:1

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