Don’t Labour in Vain!

3414209367_1931571a1aPsalm 127:1-2 “Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchmen stays awake in vain. It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep.”

King Solomon learnt that if we don’t build what God is building our labour is in vain. It’s a scary place to be when you discover you are building something God is not apart of. It’s even scarier to be building something and not know that God isn’t apart of the building process. My advice to you is if God’s not in it, don’t get in it. God should be in what you are building and if he isn’t, repent and get out of the way and let God have his say.

How can we make sure our labour isn’t in vain?

  1. Build from overflow, not emptiness – The more you build on an empty tank, the more empty your building becomes. Know what fills and drains your tank and create space to do what fills your tank. Overflow looks like full of the Spirit, a mouth full of tongues, a heart full of joy and energy in reserve. Discuss.
  2. Walk in your own anointing, not someone else’s – Don’t get distracted by another man’s ministry or doctrine or grace. Be thankful for what God has given to you and use what you have to the full. Don’t put on Saul’s armour but use the sling and stones God has given to you. Discuss.
  3. Don’t build with a chip on your shoulder – Life is too short to hold onto offense. Being a follower of Christ can be hazardous to your emotions as criticism and persecution can come your way (Jn 15:20). When slander and gossip stab you in the back, shake it off and release it to Jesus. Discuss.
  4. Never doubt the vision God’s given to you – A vision from God will normally go through a process of birth, death and resurrection. One of the most dangerous threats to your vision is the season of contradiction between what God has revealed to you and what your reality is. Assume the posture of faith during a season of contradiction and don’t deviate from what God has called you to do. Discuss.

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One Response to “Don’t Labour in Vain!”

  1. Hi Corey,

    Enjoying your thoughts on the blog. Keep the good stuff coming!

    Blessings,

    Bruce

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