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The Job of a Lifetime

April 15, 2011
Man standing in collard shirt and suit coat, reading the King James Version Bible

Did you know that God gave each believer a life-long job? That’s right! Christ said in Mark 16:15, “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”

We have a mission. Male or female, child or grandparent, YOU have a mission.

What are you going to do about it?

God tells us the story of a life-long job he had for a man named Moses: being a leader to millions of people.

One day Moses was walking on a hill with his father-in-law’s sheep when he saw a burning bush that just kept burning. This was curious. Moses stopped to take a look, and suddenly the voice of God came out of the bush and told Moses that it was God speaking to him, so he needed to take his shoes off and listen carefully.

“I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows; And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians…Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.”

Even though this was the voice of God speaking to him through a bush, the only thing Moses could say was, “I can’t do that! I stutter; I can’t be a speaker. You must have the wrong guy.”

Three different times God spoke to Moses of his lifetime job, and each time Moses had an excuse for why he was not the right choice. Finally Moses accepted his mission and did all the LORD told him to do.

God needed a man who had a heart to love and honor him. He needed a man who would turn to God in prayer, asking what he should do. Moses could use others to help him, but the leadership of Israel needed to be from a man who would seek God’s face.

Fast forward thousands of years to the time when Jesus was giving all those who love him his final instructions:

“Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem” (Luke 24:46-47).

Jesus has given all of us lifetime jobs.

Jesus, the beloved Son of God, suffered the indignity of death to redeem us. Then he gave us our job of a lifetime, “TELL everyone about Jesus.”

It is not about your abilities. It is about your willingness.


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3 comments on “The Job of a Lifetime”

  1. this is very true, and it makes me think a lot about life in general. We love you Moses, and because of you, we all are choosing betwixt Jesus and a life of damantion.

  2. A very encouraging article!..Thank you for providing the scriptures as well..Seeking God’s face is the key to being able to do everything He’s asked us to do..