ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Religion and Philosophy»
  • Christianity, the Bible & Jesus

Done My Duty

Updated on July 30, 2012

Jesus' covenant is all I need

Source

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.



Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • teacherjoe52 profile image
      Author

      teacherjoe52 5 years ago

      Hi Micheal

      Thank you for such a special insight.

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

      God bless you.

    • michael rivers1 profile image

      michael rivers1 5 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!

    • teacherjoe52 profile image
      Author

      teacherjoe52 5 years ago

      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.

    • teacherjoe52 profile image
      Author

      teacherjoe52 5 years ago

      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.

    • Abrushing1968 profile image

      Aaron Rushing 5 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

    • teacherjoe52 profile image
      Author

      teacherjoe52 5 years ago

      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.

    • teacherjoe52 profile image
      Author

      teacherjoe52 5 years ago

      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.

    • b. Malin profile image

      b. Malin 5 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!

    • teacherjoe52 profile image
      Author

      teacherjoe52 5 years ago

      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.

    • Michele Travis profile image

      Michele Travis 5 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.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)