The reward of the Father is greater than the world. All that is offered of the world is of greater cost to he who receives it. The reward of the Father is a great inheritance of a limitless King to he who has been adopted. Beyond measure are the gifts of eternity. Do not trade, for the enemy knows the worth of the eternal, given once to him, but forfeited through pride and greater greed. Do not vie for these as well; they are the treasures of fools, trading bread for sand, and cool water for salt. I give you years, that you may seek My ways, and know the heart of He who calls you. For the treasure of this world is not treasure; it is a small means, that you might discover and dedicate what has been given [to] you in true treasure. A child wrestles for the worthless, and holds close what is without life, but he who serves the Lord will gather great heaps, enough and more in the Kingdom of the Father. Listen as the Spirit speaks to you. You have been created and redeemed for greater than mere wealth of the earth, or forgotten pride of men. You are a child of the Most High; set your eyes on things above, that you would not be choked off by that which is just the means.
Col 3:23-24 (ESV) – Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.
Bottom Line: Back to the big picture – in our work life we are so easily pulled into thinking that it is all about advancement, achievement and the paycheck. We are reminded today that those things are secondary. They are just the means we have been blessed with to pursue the higher things of God – to serve and worship Him, to serve His people, to seek His face. If we are not doing these things maybe we are missing the big picture. From a heavenly perspective success is measured differently; it is far more important to have influence rather than affluence. Nothing wrong with affluence, as long as our influence and focus are aimed for things above. Are they? Start again today!