We sometimes feel that God is totally absent from this world! Especially when we hear or witness the tragic incidents and crises going on everywhere on our planet.

The truth is that God is still in charge of the affairs of humanity.  He is working amongst all nations.  He is in the business of changing what the devil intended for evil into good. God may allow evil to accomplish His purposes (Genesis 50:20).  God allowed Jesus to die so that He may save the world.

God is always at work (John 5:17).  He is at work amongst the Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, atheists, and animists.  One day He will gather people from every nation, tribe, and language and place them in His Eternal Kingdom (Rev.7:9-10)

God’s work is not done yet; He wants you to join Him at His work! (Ephesians 2:10).

We all have work to do! And this work was designed for us to do before He created us!

It is important to make a distinction between your job and your work.   The two are very distinct.

Dr. Myles Munroe explains them this way “Your job is what they hire you to do, your work is what you were born to do. You can be fired from your job, but you can never be fired from your work.”

This is how you know when you discover your work.   

Serving others becomes your passion and posture.    (Mark 10:45)  

You are always prepared to sacrifice your time, money & resources. (Mark 10:45) 

You have joy in your heart. (John 4:31-34) 

God is inviting you to join Him at work in the nations through prayer, giving, and going.

Discussion Questions
  1. How do you normally react when you witness injustice in the world?  
  2. Read Genesis 50:20 and reflect on Joseph’s statement and relate it to our experiences in life.
  3. Discuss the difference between your job and your work.  
  4. Read Mark 10:45 and discuss the three indicators that help you to know when you discover your work - serving; sacrificing; joy.  
  5. Read the story in John 4:31-34 & comment on Jesus’ expression, “32 I have food to eat that you know nothing about. 34 “My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.” 
  6. Pray for one another so that we all fully engage in our God given work.  
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