I was right in the middle of a conversation about job responsibilities the other day, when all of a sudden my friend had a light-bulb moment and blurted out, “You just get paid to type and talk, how simple is that?!?”
His words made me pause for a second… I wanted to respond in some way, to “defend” my job. But in that moment, it dawned on me that he’s absolutely correct.
I get paid to type and talk. Granted, I’m talking to share vision and God’s Word with people and I’m typing to prepare messages and blogs and set plans for the future, but when you boil it down to its simplest form, it’s just typing and talking.
If I’m not careful, I can get so stressed and so absorbed in my own importance, but honestly, I’m just typing and talking. I’m not the Savior, I’m just the servant. I’m not the Creator, I’m just the created instrument.
And I bet, if we boil down your job, you just do a lot of typing and talking. Or maybe a lot of lifting and carrying. Or perhaps a lot of driving and delivering. Whatever it is you do, you’re not the Savior either. You’re just a small (but important and loved) piece of the body of Christ. You’re not the head any more than I am. You’re a hand or a foot or an ear or a nose, just like I am. And you know what the best part about NOT being the head is?
You DON’T have to stress and worry.
Just listen to God and then talk. Listen to God and then type. Listen to God and then work. Listen to God and then drive.
How simple is that???