Does Your Work Satisfy You?
Proverbs 12:11 He that tills his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that follows vain persons are void of understanding.
Listen, I am not here to come after your job or to make you feel like your job is less than. But what I am coming on here to say is that the diligent work of your hands and commitment to the work of the Lord is what will keep you satisfied. We have spoken about keeping our hand to the plow and sowing into our field with the gifts and talents God has given us. We are to sow into others by giving and in turn we will reap a harvest large enough to share with those around us and point others back to Christ because of His blessings and provision to us. The above scripture gives us two simple truths. First, if we till the land we shall be satisfied with bread. Second, if our focus is not on working the land God has provided but on the individuals that bring no value to your life or harvest to the field, then that makes us void of understanding.
Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread. From the fall of man, we have understood, or should understand, that working the land is both a blessing and a punishment. A punishment because of the intensity and consistency of the work that has to be done, and a blessing for the harvest it continuously yields. The harvest is not only for us, but for our family, friends, and those in need that we do not know so well. Tilling the land is laborious and taxing. The reward that follows such groundbreaking and back breaking work is filling and fulfilling to the soul, mind, body, and heart. So, if you are concerned that you won't have plenty God is saying right here in Proverbs that whoever works his land will have more than what they need. The thing is you have to find that land. You have to find out what it is that you do well and do it consistently and diligently. Do not give up on it, and when you find that thing work the land with a heart of joy knowing that provision and praise to our Lord are right around the corner. The only thing I'm trying to do is get you to see and understand your purpose. I want everyone to find their purpose and operate in it, because when you operate in your purpose you are going to be satisfied. Do not follow vain people and worthless pursuits for these individuals, and yourself for taking after such things, lack the understanding of their purpose, the gospel, and our mission here on earth. If you have purpose in your heart, you know it's time to get out there and start working. If you don't know what it is, I am telling you to get out there and begin searching the scriptures and talking with God about what he wants for your life. Get out there and find what you're looking for and get to tilling your land.
Stay P.R.E.T.T.Y and till your land!