2 I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the
tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer
when I am reproved.
2 And the Lord answered
me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run
that readeth it.
3 For the vision is yet
for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it
tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.
4 Behold, his soul which
is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.
Stand the Watch
In the Body of Christ, we are all given a task...a watch.
Each and every one of us has an assignment. In truth, every living
person has an assignment; but those of us who have accepted salvation have
literally volunteered our service.
We have a watch. And with a watch, our duty is to stand the
Whatever the watch is, that's the calling. If we are called
to be a Pastor, then we must pastor. Called to teach? Teach. Called
to serve? Serve. Called to feed? Feed. Called to clean up?
You get it.
Good times, bad times, cooperative times, teeth pulling times.
We are to do the thing we're called to do. Sometimes the work can seem
thankless and hard. And yet, if we're honest with ourselves, it's not the work.
Thanks came at the cross, and is expressed everyday from a loving,
devoted Father. And as far as the work being hard, more times than not
it's that the work...the work we're designed to do... it's not that it is hard.
It's that it clashes with our own agendas.
Think about it...sharks don't tire of swimming. Migrating
geese don't get together and decide 'lets walk instead of flying'. Trees
don't bend over and take a nap. Dogs don't meow. Cows don't produce
orange juice. When we're designed to do something, we function at our
absolute best when we're doing it.
Loved ones, service to the Father isn't hard. Yielding is.
And when we remember that we are not responsible for the results, just
our obedience, it takes all the pressure off us, and gives all the glory to
Stand your watch. Do the work assigned. Be in the
right place at the right time as He has designed. Follow after the Holy Spirit,
even when His leading makes no earthly sense. Don't worry about the means
or the ends. All that God intended from our labor will come to pass.
Though it tarry, just do the work.
And please forgive my absence. I will stand my watch.
17 Although the fig tree
shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive
shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from
the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:
18 Yet I will rejoice in
the Lord, I will joy in the God
of my salvation.
19 The Lord God
is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds' feet, and he will make me
to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.
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