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Wednesday, September 21, 2011
"Do YOUR Job"
“And that ye study to be quiet, and to do
your own business, and to work with your
own hands, as we commanded you.”
I Thessalonians 4:11
American League baseball umpire Bill Guthrie
was working behind the plate one afternoon
and the catcher for the visiting team was
repeatedly protesting his calls.
Guthrie endured this for a number of
innings, and then called a halt.
"Son," he said softly, "you've been a big
help to me in calling balls and strikes
today, and I appreciate it. But I
think I've got the hang of it now, so I'm
going to ask you to go to the clubhouse and
show whoever's there how to take a shower."
God has a
position for you to fill in His work.
Maybe God would have you be a nursery
worker, or choir member, pastor, deacon, or
Sunday School teacher. Whatever He has
for you to do, you must do it with all your
strength. However, you must not cross
the line of doing someone else’s job.
God has a job for you, and only you can do
that job. You cannot effectively do
your job while you are trying to do someone
catcher has a job to do: catch the
ball! He has no authority to call
strikes and balls. In fact, he doesn’t have
the same perspective to call the game that
the umpire has. If the catcher tries
to call the game for the umpire, he will
begin to make mistakes at his own job.
His mistakes will then immediately be blamed
on the terrible job the umpire is doing
when, in fact, he has lost his focus.
He is to be catching the ball, guarding the
plate, and keeping runners from stealing
bases. The catcher has a huge
responsibility; and if he loses sight of
that, his team will suffer.
Christian who gets his eyes off of his
responsibility will cause the whole team to
suffer. We must each do our job that
God has given us to do, and leave others to
do their job without our criticism. I
have found that if I have time to criticize
someone else’s job, I am not doing
mine! Don’t make the Lord send you to
the showers. Stay focused on your area
of responsibility. Stay in the game!
Study verses - I Corinthians
12: 1- 31
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