Friday, January 21, 2011
Do Your Best
Ten years ago, I started teaching English in a school for would-be missionaries. Today, I had a chat with one of my former students who now teach basic English to elementary students in Paraguay. She reminded me that in her last exam, she wrote a brief note at the back of the paper to tell me that, like me, she would also like to teach English one day. I've forgotten about her letter, but God certainly took note and gave her the assignment. I am so happy to have been a part of her destiny.
What we do today could impact people beyond our borders. What are you doing today that could someday impact people and the ones in their sphere of influence? You may not have an idea yet, and you'll probably never know until ten weeks or ten years later. But today, you have an opportunity to do the best you can in all that you do. As we start the year, let's resolve to give our best in everything that we do. In the end, the rewards may just surprise us.
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Colossians 3:23-24