[CF Devotionals] 2019-07-06 - Warnings from the Animals

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At work, I am a manager of two departments, and am responsible for seven employees soon to be nine, the product owner of a development team, and a developer on two teams. I stay busy - maybe too busy...

Some days, I feel like I've done a lot without actually accomplishing anything at all. Some days, I rush from one urgent thing to another, that the important slips through the cracks. Firefighting leads to failure, that leads to more firefighting. Those days, I feel defeated and discouraged that my efforts are unnoticed and that I've not received a promotion or a big pay increase. I fight for others to get ahead, but don't seem to get ahead, myself. I work myself up for an uncertain future.

But then, I remind myself that it's all just noise. I do my best, but it is not my main thing - it pays for life, but that is not my life. I am not defined by my career. I am defined by my king. And I do know my future. I have read the end of the book!

Tonight, as I read a devotional, my mind wandered, and a tiny nugget stuck in my mind.
Do little well.
Let me repeat that.
Repeat that with me, now…  Go ahead.

We do more and more never satisfied, when we should focus on fewer and be fulfilled.

“But ONE THING I DO: Forgetting what is behind and reaching forward to what is ahead….” Philippians 3:13b CSB

I know what lies ahead. It's not an empty nest or a 401k, but kneeling before my Savior, my God, my Jesus.

And for him, I will do little, but I will do it well. It will matter. It will bring glory - but not to me - but to the One who deserves it all.

Little is much when God is in it!
Labor not for wealth or fame;
There’s a crown, and you can win it,
If you go in Jesus’ name.
- Kittie L. Suffield


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