PHI Devotional – Celebrating God's Faithfulness

A collection of daily devotionals from a variety of Contributors at Pro-Health International

JUNE 21 – THE “OCCUPATION” MENTALITY

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“And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said to them, Occupy till I come.” (Luke 19: 13 KJV).

READ: Luke 19: 12-27

  

Believers on earth, engage in diverse enterprise to make a comfortable living while waiting for the certain promise of eternity. It is not enough just to wait with a heavenly minded and ready mentality without occupying in the very business endeavors that God has provided to make the wait a spiritual pleasure. The word “occupy” here means not merely to “possess,” or fill a physical space but to “improve, engage, invest in business” for the purpose of increasing it or of making “profit” on it. The master directed his servants to use this money (gifts, talents, opportunities, networks, education, skills, etc) to gain “more” against his return. So Jesus commands His disciples, to “improve” their talents; to make the most of them; to increase their capability for doing good, and to keep doing it “until” He comes to call us to meet Him. 

 

When a troop is sent as an occupation army to a location, they will arrive with all the gadgets and tents as if they have planned to stay on and not with an escapist mentality, that says, “do quick and leave”. In this vain, we have been called as market place apostles to go ahead and influence every sphere of life, increase our circle of influence, dominate our systems and bring to bear the fear of God in our National psyche and life. If you have assumed a docile life waiting for the trumpet to sound so that you will leave this “sinful” world or you have simply given up to “join them if you cannot beat them,” then you are failing God and not truly occupying to make impact till He comes.

 Prayer:

God show me the areas I need to occupy in my career and professional life so that I can make a reasonable impact for the kingdom.

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