Born to Produce – By Pastor Nate Carter

Pastor Nate Carter

“And God said unto them, be fruitful.” – Genesis 1 :28

One day an ox said to a mule, “Let’s play sick today.” The mule said, “No, we need to get this work done.” But the ox played sick and the farmer brought him fresh hay and corn. When the mule came in from plowing that evening, the ox asked him how things went. The mule said, “We did OK.” Then the ox asked, “What did the farmer say about me? The• mule replied, “Nothing.” The next day the ox played sick again. When the mule came home, the ox asked again, “How did it go?” The mule said, “OK, but we didn’t get much done.” The ox asked, “Did the farmer say anything about me?” The mule replied, “Well, he said nothing to me, but he did stop and had a long talk with the butcher!”

You may smile, but you were born to be productive. When you’re not, life becomes meaningless. Paul didn’t retire-he “finished” (2 Timothy 4:7). Listen to what he says, “Whatever you may do, do all for the honor and glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31, AMP). Think about that! When you consider how little some people work, you wonder how they’ll ever know when they retire. Honor God on your job! You may be the only Christian your fellow workers know, so a lot is riding on your performance. Go the extra mile. It’ll do more to reach them than all of your teaching and preaching. Ask God to make you an example on the job today.