I’m not trying to be cute or clever with the title or with this post. The thought occurred to me recently: If I were God, would I hire me?
Now, granted, I’m not God. You can say a loud amen to that. And God is not like me. Bigger amen expected.
Everyone God calls is unqualified apart from His grace. And God calls unlikely people to do extraordinary work.
But just for my own thought and evaluation process, my thoughts pondered this question recently.
If I were God—like, if for a minute I got to make a choice concerning my employment for God—what would I choose?
Would I choose me?
- Do I often complain more than I try to find solutions?
- Do I fail to see the long-term gain, favoring instead the momentary personal pleasure?
- Do I misuse my talents, or do I invest them wisely for a greater good?
- Do I consistently walk by faith, or am I consumed with fear?
- Do I learn from my failures, or am I too full of pride to be teachable?
- Do I obey quickly or find a million excuses why I can’t do what I’ve been asked to do?
- Do I put others’ interests ahead of my own, or am I selfish toward others?
If I were God, would I hire me?
The good news is God did hire me—and yet I answer all those questions the wrong way at times. I’m so glad God is not like me—and that I’m not God.
But the application of my thought process—understanding the grace extended to me—I want to be a good employee, a good servant and one who hears, “Well done.”
What about you?
Ron Edmondson is a church planter and pastor with a heart for strategy, leadership and marketing, especially geared toward developing churches and growing and improving the kingdom of God.
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