click here to read about how this series came to be. I speak in italics, and our Lord in bold print.
Today I will ask the questions. Who is your God?
You are, Lord.
Are you sure?
With all my heart that is my desire. Please reveal any wrongness in my heart.
You struggle with kindness. Why is that?
I don’t know. I would be guessing.
You struggle with kindness because you don’t trust me. You don’t trust me to deliver justice, to right all wrongs, to end oppression, to stop pain. So you take these things onto yourself. And you are not a very good deliverer of justice. So, not only is justice not delivered, but the effort gives you an edge that results in unkindness. Trust me to be the sole arbiter of true justice, and you will be free to be more kind.
Thank you Father. But what does that have to do with whether or not you are my one true God?
Your god is the one in whom you place your faith and trust. If I were your only object of worship, you would put your full trust in me to decide these things, thus freeing you to love and obedience. As it is, you trust me with some things and not others. Trust me with all things…then I will reign supreme in your life as the One True God of your heart, mind and soul.
Yes Lord. Thank you. May it be so.
Another question: For whom do you work? Who is your boss?
I was about to say “No one! I am my own boss!” Then I remembered with whom I am speaking.
That’s right. I Am. Am I a benevolent boss, or a slave driver? Do I give you the tools you need, or am I Pharaoh, telling you to go find your own straw to make your brick quota?
You are beyond benevolent as both boss and Father.
So would I be in favor of working you into despondency and burnout, as you are experiencing right now? No, I would not. So you must answer to some other boss…who is it?
I honestly don’t know. I never thought of it that way.
Your boss is Satan himself, the current king of this world. I know this is difficult to accept, but in your heart you know it is true. You took a job in his kingdom a long time ago, and you never fully left it. It is time to quit that job. It is time to quit. You don’t even have to give notice. Just quit and walk out the door and never look back. “He who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is not fit for my Kingdom.” Don’t look back. Quit and walk out the door, right now. This is the Lord.
Heavenly Father, I ask that you deliver my resignation to the kingdom of Satan and all the salary and benefits he purports to offer. And I submit my application for a full-time job in the eternal Kingdom of God. My resume’ is the life and work of Jesus Christ, my true King and the only boss I ever want to have again. I submit this application in Jesus’ name. Please give me any job that honors You. And may it be 24/7/365, not just 9-5. Amen.
Application accepted. Your job assignments will come daily!