The blessing of Jesus is not dependant on our situation. It is not dependant on material possessions, or power, or prestige. It infiltrates these things and transforms them from the inside.
Some of us get so caught up in looking a hundred miles away for how God is working, that we fail to see what God is doing right in front of us.
If you read the gospels, you will see that Jesus called some people to drop what they were doing and follow him. We might read that and think that in order to follow Jesus we need to stop what we are doing. We need to give up our current situation and go out into the mission field.
The first disciples were the ones called by Jesus away form their vocations in order to be his apprentices and to be enabled to show others the way of Jesus. Not everyone, however, is called by Jesus to do that. Most people are called by Jesus to have their current situations transformed by his presence.
Jesus is calling us to keep doing what we are already doing, but in a different way. The way we are sent by Jesus to bless others is through what we are already doing. Bless your co-workers. Bless your employer. Bless your customers. Be the presence of Jesus by doing the work you are doing in the way Jesus is leading and sending you.
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