A Job Well Done

Exodus 39:42-43 “The Israelites had done all the work just as the LORD had commanded Moses. Moses inspected the work and saw that they had done it just as the LORD had commanded. So Moses blessed them.”
Have you ever looked back on a finished job and gazed on it with pride and satisfaction? In these verses, the Israelites had just finished building the tabernacle and Moses was inspecting their work. As he looked at what they had done, he saw that they had completed the task just as the Lord had commanded. Life is similar in that we should be striving for the satisfaction of knowing we did a job well done.

It starts with the positive motivation of knowing that the beginning of a new week is a clean slate. A chance to start over fresh. First there has to be a vision, a goal. What’s the goal? The goal is to live another week in the most God-honoring way possible. How does that happen? There has to be a foundation. The plan is that foundation and it can be built through some key questions such as: Will I seek His guidance? Will I follow through on His word? Will I exercise His grace and mercy and His love and forgiveness to the people around me? Will I listen to what He says to me?

After the vision comes the work; putting together what I’ve been working to perfect the past couple of weeks. In week one, I chose to see this new stage in life as a pathway to more opportunities in which Christ’s light can shine through me. I learned to let God lead my paths through my ambitions. Remembering what He said in Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.” A third building block did I learn after that; peace is often found in the still and quietness of the night, when I turn to God in the midst of all that happens around me. I learned that my tongue needs to be controlled and how to use it properly through verses such as, First Thessalonians 5:11 “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” Psalms 19:14, “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.” and Proverbs 10:19, “When words are many ttransgression is not lacking, but the prudent are restrained in speech.” And finally I learned how to use my freedom and when to embrace liberty, knowing that those two roads have very different paths.

I want to be able to look back on my choices, my attitude, my thoughts and my actions and feel great satisfaction as the Israelites did when they did as God commanded them. I want the satisfaction of knowing that when God looks at my life (and my week), He will say I have lived it just as He commanded. I want to hear what He said to the men in the Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30) when He said, “Well done my good and faithful servant!” and when He saw that all He created in the Beginning was good, I want Him to look at my life (and my week) and see it as very good. Genesis 1:31a says, “God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good.” These are solid building blocks and at the end of this week, I want to be able to look back and see that all I have done was only the best possible.



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7 Responses to A Job Well Done

  1. Tristan Lewis says:

    I am waiting for the day to hear those words, Well done. Good blog Clair.

  2. Mom Dukes says:

    Oh baby… Even though you’ve only been at school a few weeks the enemy started right off trying to take your focus off God. But you have persevered… you have allowed the Holy Spirit to lead and guide your mind, heart and soul. I know this is a whole new world for you and there are people and attitudes and lifestyles you have never encountered before entwined in this new season of your life. But remember, “I can do ALL Things through Christ, who strengthens me.” Continue to strive to honor the Lord with your life; continue to hunger and thirst for HIS approval over EVERYTHING you do, and He will continue to bless you for A JOB WELL DONE. Love you!

  3. S. Carter says:

    Praise God sis….For He is the ONLY approval WE NEED!! Remember GOD TRULY knows ALL of what WE hide from the WORLD….So, CONTINUE to be FOCUSED & STRIVING for a PURE heart AT ALL TIMES like I said in ministering fridays blog “God KNOWS EVERYTHING”…KEEP PRESSING FWD in Jesus Name;-) This ROAD WE’RE traveling ISN’T easy BUT SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO WORTH ETERNITY!!! Love you & STILL Godly proud of you;-)

    S. Carter

  4. iNDIGO says:

    This blog sounds very introspective to me and I can identify with that. We all have our own paths to travel and I praise God for your zest in Christ at such a young age. Doesn’t mean you will never be faced with challenges or disappointments, but you know where your help comes from. Indeed sis, keep pressing towards the mark and find strength in knowing you have tried your very best to please a Holy God.

  5. Dad (Campus Security) says:

    Faithy that is growth, to be able to look back over a feww weeks and see the Lord leading you in a direction is exciting. Keep your eyes on the King. Remember the Lord has ordered your steps and He is faithful to lead you, but only if you want to be led. I am proud of you and love you so much!!!!!

  6. Dad (Campus Security) says:

    Faithy ,I LOVE YOU and encourage you to Keep on serving the King. I am so glad to see you are allowing the Lord to use you in the bloggs. Keep your focus on him. His truly has a plan for your life and remember the enemy will use anyone/anything to bring shame to the King and you. Greater is He thats in you, then he thats in the world. As Rosie Joyce sings BE BOLD,BE STRONG FOR THE LORD THY GOD IS WITH YOU. DO NOT BE AFRAID!!!

  7. HANK LLOYD says:

    I work every day,and God has created me to do him some definite service; He has committed some work to me which he has not committed to another. I have my mission; I never may know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next. I have a part in a great work; I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons. He has not created me for naught. I shall do good, I shall do His work; I shall be an angel of peace, a preacher of truth in my own place, while not intending it, if I do but keep His commandments and serve Him in my calling. And he will do the same for you, have a great year.

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