Things are not always as they seem. An ordinary task just might be prelude to something much greater.
A story is recorded in 1 Samuel 9 about a man named Saul dispatched by his father with the task of finding some of his father's lost donkeys (1 Samuel 9.3). After 3 futile days of searching Saul, along with his servant, abandon the search but choose instead to consult with Samuel, a prophet of God, for insight into the lost donkeys. But, there is much more to the story than finding some lost livestock.
"Now a day before Saul's coming, the LORD had revealed this to Samuel saying, 'About this time tomorrow I will send you a man from the land of Benjamin, and you shall anoint him to be prince over My people Israel; and he will deliver My people from the hand of the Philistines. For I have regarded My people, because their cry has come to Me.' " (1 Samuel 9.15-16)
A man on a mission to find lost livestock was actually on a journey to become a king. There was literally a royal purpose behind a routine task. And such as it is with us: the ordinary, mundane tasks of life are really preparatory to our royal positions in the government of Christ. We are being prepared to judge angels (1 Corinthians 6.3) and "be priests of God and of Christ and ... reign with Him for a thousand years." (Revelation 20.6) Ordinary people are being prepared for extraordinary privilege and work!
Serve faithfully, work diligently. There's more to what you do than meets the eye.
©Steve Taylor, 2018 --Used by permission