Doing the Work

We all want to accomplish something great in life. What separates those who have the desire and those who accomplish it? I think a lot of it comes down to our willingness to work. I have been reading through 1 Chronicles and came across the following verse. David reminds Solomon (who was soon to be king) to:

Be Strong
Be Courageous
Do the Work

Then David continued, “Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Don’t be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. He will see to it that all the work related to the Temple of the LORD is finished correctly.

1 Chron. 28:20 | NLT

Being willing to do the work is important in accomplishing what God puts in our hearts. It was in David’s heart to build the temple. But God’s plan was for Solomon to build it. David made the preparations – he did the work. He gathered supplies, had plans and even motivated the people to give. But now David was reminding his son to “be strong and courageous, and DO THE WORK.”

Along with all of this there is an amazing promise that David gives Solomon. I think it is a promise that comes from first hand knowledge of who his God was. What was that promise?

God is with you
He won’t fail you
He won’t forsake you
He will see that the WORK (His work) gets done

The amazing thing is that as we work with diligence to see things that God has called us to get done, God is making sure that they are accomplished!

What is it that He has called you to build?
Be Strong
Be Courageous
Do the Work

But be sure to remember that:
God is with you
He won’t fail you
He won’t forsake you
He will see that His WORK gets done!

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