What You Are Doing Today Is Important

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What You Are Doing Today Is Important

Read: Psalm 78:70-72

Meditation verse: “From following the ewes that had young, He brought him, to shepherd Jacob His people and Israel, His inheritance” (Ps 78:71)

Today’s work, not matter how insignificant it may seem, is not a wasted effort. Whatever you are doing today is preparing you for tomorrow’s assignment. It is storing up experience, skills, knowledge and talents for future use. Little wonder the bible says: “whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might” (Eccl 9:10a). David spent his early years shepherding sheep, without knowing that he was in training for his future responsibility as king where he would shepherd God’s people. (1 Sam 16:11 -12). At the appointed time, God took him from caring for sheep to caring for His people.

The role of a shepherd is critical. The flock is dependent on the shepherd for provision, guidance and protection. So, when God was looking for a king to care for His people and not just to rule them, David was the right person. God had tested him with sheep, and he had done a fantastic job. As king, he did a fantastic job too. “He shepherded the people according to the integrity of his heart and guided them by the skilfulness of his hands” (Ps 78:72).

Several years ago, I began to develop a deep hunger to acquire knowledge, so I invested a huge amount of time and resources building my knowledge base. I studied God’s word like my life depended on it and I went on to acquire two master’s degree in Psychology. I had no idea that God was preparing me for the assignment of building and equipping lives using the wisdom in His word.

Yesterday’s work is ‘stored work’. So, approach whatever you are doing now with all the seriousness it deserves and work at doing it excellently. “If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities” (Luke 16:10 NLT).

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