Done My Duty

Jesus' covenant is all I need

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Keep it in Christ’s perspective

“Suppose one of you has a servant plowing or looking after the sheep. Will he say to the servant when he comes in from the field, ‘Come along now and sit down to eat’? Won’t he rather say, ‘Prepare my supper, get yourself ready and wait on me while I eat and drink; after that you may eat and drink’? Will he thank the servant because he did what he was told to do? So you also, when you have done everything you were told to do, should say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty.’” Luke 17:7-10

The other day I was talking with someone back home about my writing and how there are many positive reviews of them. It was a vain attempt at seeking encouragement and approval from them. Instead they asked how money I was making. When informed there was none, they pooh pawed it and said in a condescending tone” Then why are you doing it, it is such a waste of time.”

I felt very depressed, although I don’t know why, those people never have encouraged me.

The next morning during morning talk time with God, I laid out my hurt to Him. There was a strong sense to open the Bible. I just opened it up and read the passage before me. It was Luke 17:7-19. Those words jumped out at me. It was God saying :”Do not seek vain approval of men or women. Be content to know you are doing what I have given you to do.”

I know writing is Gods chosen path for me and am happy to receive it and do it.

I just needed a reminder to seek Gods will not mans approval.

Are you following the path Christ has laid out for you? Do family and friends cruelly mock and ridicule you for it?

Please keep today’s verses with you as a reminder that it doesn’t matter what others think of you, it matters that you follow the path Christ has given you to follow.

When others mock you or criticize you, take it to Jesus. His love and encouragement will give you strength to pick up your cross and carry on.

It did me.

Prayer: Please Jehovah Adonai (The Lord God our Sovereign) help keep me focused upon You and You alone. Thank you for gently correcting me when I steer off course and seek the praise of others, instead of being content knowing I am fulfilling Your special purpose in my life. I humbly ask in the name of Him whose purpose it was to save the lost, Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.



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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

The most important thing you have been doing ( a least to me) is teaching. I am new, born again. You are one of the people who are teaching me here. Hubpages may not be a huge church, but it is a way that helps me learn, and that is one of the paths that God seems to have asked you to follow.

God bless you.


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teacherjoe52 4 years ago Author

Hi Micheal.

Thank you so much for your encouragement and the humble honour and joy you have given me knowing our writing (The Holy Spirit is the one the guides my writing. We are a team) has helped you.

God bless you.


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b. Malin 4 years ago

As a person of Jewish Heritage, I Enjoyed reading "Done My Duty". I found this Hub of yours Teacher, to be Interesting, as well as an Educational read. I too, am not on Hub Pages for the money, I'm hear to write, and it give me pleasure when my writings are Enjoyed...That is enough for me...Amen!


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teacherjoe52 4 years ago Author

Hi Malin.

Thank you for the compliment.

I am glad you have such a rewarding hobby.

May I ask if you have read the Book of Revelation concerning Isreal? I am not trying to convert you. If you understand the prophets like Daniel and Ezekiel from the Jewish history and culture,you may enlighten us with your prospective on it.

Thanks.

God bless you.


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teacherjoe52 4 years ago Author

Hi Malin.

Thank you for the compliment.

I am glad you have such a rewarding hobby.

May I ask if you have read the Book of Revelation concerning Isreal? I am not trying to convert you. If you understand the prophets like Daniel and Ezekiel from the Jewish history and culture,you may enlighten us with your prospective on it.

Thanks.

God bless you.


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Abrushing1968 4 years ago from USA- Florida

Teacherjoe, I find that my writing is very helpful for me to straighten out my thoughts. I, like you, have had folks make feel bad about my hobby especially when my topic hits a little to close to their conscience.

I love HubPages because people actually read my stuff and I do make a few pennies off them. For me, this aspect makes it fun. I would write even if I wasn't being paid. Still, I tell folks that it is my hobby, a way to sort things out.

I believe God speaks to us as we meditate on his Word, in turn, we take our revelations and pass them on to our readers. In this way, we share the gospel of Jesus Christ. For me, it doesn't feel like a duty, but a labor of love to please God.

Peace

ABR


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teacherjoe52 4 years ago Author

Hi Abrushing.

Thank you for your wonderful insight.

I believe writing here is what my calling is. That is a wonderful thought. To KNOW I am where God wants me to be and am doing what He wants me to do.

God bless you.


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teacherjoe52 4 years ago Author

Hi Abrushing.

Thank you for your wonderful insight.

I believe writing here is what my calling is. That is a wonderful thought. To KNOW I am where God wants me to be and am doing what He wants me to do.

God bless you.


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michael rivers1 4 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida

Teachejoe, your writing reflects your sincere devotion to God. I believe that if your motives are right, then you won't be steered wrong. I can relate to your situation. A few months ago, I had my first published article. The following month I sent some additional articles to other publications. My actions caused some discontent until the Lord revealed my intentions of self promotion. The past three years, my joy has stemmed from sharing and simply blessing others with my writings. I am joyed again on this site just to share my writings. I believe your intentions are the same. Keep writing and serving our Lord!


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teacherjoe52 4 years ago Author

Hi Micheal

Thank you for such a special insight.

Yes God will steer us the right way when we serve Him

God bless you.

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