Jesus once sent 70 disciples on an evangelistic tour, a marketing campaign if you will. A foray to preach the gospel and advertise the slogan “The Kingdom of God is come nigh unto you”. They went and came back with high conversion rates. They were giddy like little children offered candy, and with excitement exclaimed “Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name“. Jesus acknowledge their success and shared in their joy. He then helped shift their perspective slightly, by letting them know that their joy shouldn’t be in the fact that Satan was routed, but in the truth that they are chosen to be worthy of the job.
A slight change in your perception of circumstance, particularly those that pertain to your daily mundane, could be all it takes to leap from amateur to professional, from obscurity to renown. The details matter, the punctuation marks, the handshake, the hat choice – all these distinguish great work from good work. And to get to this level of detail, there needs to be a shift in perceptive. It’s not that you have to do God’s work, it’s that you get to do it. It’s not that you are burdened with caring for your parents, it’s that God appointed you to lead. It’s not that you get to put up with your wife, it’s that you get to love her as Christ loves “good ole sinner-you”. A slight change in perspective will propel you forward.
Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice , because your names are written in heaven – Luke 10:20