It’s easy to simply go along with the status quo. But we must learn to take a stand in faith with those who also have an eternal perspective in their work and relationships.
Moses was raised as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. But there came a time in which he refused to stand with the people of Egypt and chose instead to stand with the people of God.
This came at a great cost for Moses. He lost his Egyptian status and privilege and suffered alongside God’s people.
But Moses took his stand in faith – looking ahead and trusting in the goodness of God.
There comes a point in which we must also decide who we will stand with.
Will we stand with those concerned more with making a profit or with those willing to struggle in doing work that matters?
It’s often easier to focus on our earning potential than on exercising our faith through our work.
It takes faith to trust God’s provisions as we walk through the narrow gate of work he has called us to.
Likewise, will we stand with those who are content with relationships of convenience or with those willing to suffer in forging lasting bonds of unity?
For many, relationships are maintained only if they’re meeting our self-interest needs.
It takes faith to endure the many ups and downs of relationships – trusting that our relational difficulties are refining us for good.
Like Moses, many of us were raised as the “sons of Egypt.” Our approach to work and relationships is popular, but also limited to our momentary happiness.
With the eyes of faith we now look ahead to the deeper joy and goodness God has for us – standing with those committed to work that matters and forging lasting bonds of unity.
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