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Employed and Deployed

| 1:30 MIN READ |

It’s been said, if you have an important job that needs to be done, find someone who is busy to do it. The thought behind this statement is that productive people are busy people. Idle folks are ineffective folks.

This is true in God’s Kingdom. If you want to be used by God, you have to get busy working for God. Sitting on the sidelines doesn’t impress God. He’s looking for people who have rolled up their sleeves and willingly engage doing something worthwhile for the Kingdom.

When God chooses people for promotion in His Kingdom, He chooses the employed — the people who are busy in the work. Employment in the work of God leads to greater deployment in His work.

When Elijah was instructed to find Elisha to be his servant and successor, we learn a lot about him by observing what he was doing when Elijah approached him. Take a look at this part of the story in 1 Kings 19:19 (NIV) “So Elijah went from there and found Elisha … He was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen, and he himself was driving the twelfth pair …”

When God called Elisha, Elisha was a busy man. He was busy plowing, working, running his family’s farming operation. He was doing productive things with his life. His call from God was to simply shift his focus and energies from earthly work to heavenly work. God found a busy man and called a busy man. The employed man became a deployed man.

How productively are you living your life? If you want more with God, do your best with what He’s put in front of you now!

Pastor Dale