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Encouragement When You're Stuck

Have you ever felt that if you failed you were a failure? Peggy has been there. Through prayer, she discovered 1 Corinthians 3:5-9 which tells us that God is the one who builds and grows, not us.

“What then is Apollos? What is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, as the Lord assigned to each. I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. He who plants and he who waters are one, and each will receive his wages according to his labor. For we are God's fellow workers. You are God's field, God's building.”

Our purpose is to be co-laborers with God and to honor the work of our fellow workers. Each of us needs to do our job, which means we share the talent and skills God has blessed us with trusting that the Lord will bring our efforts to fruition.

The work you and your coworkers do is all equally valuable and important. We need to respect what each person has to offer, recognize that our identity is not in our work or the results, but in Christ, and that it is God who brings growth and success. When we approach our work in this way, it takes the pressure off us and frees us to do our work with all of our hearts as for the Lord (Colossians 3:23).