This verse has become my new year's meditation.
Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life
and attend to your own business
and work with your hands.
1 Thessalonians 4:11
Today I’m thinking about making it my ambition to mind my own business… or attend to my own business.
What business has God given me today?
How can I do it fully and wholeheartedly?
“The vows of God are upon me. I may not stay to play with shadows or pluck earthly flowers till I my work have done and rendered up an account.” Amy Carmichael
Therefore we also have as our ambition,
whether at home or absent,
to be pleasing to Him.
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ,
so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body,
according to what he has done, whether good or bad.
Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade men!
2 Corinthians 5:9-11
There's my motivation and ambition: to be pleasing to Him!
Now I'm going to get to work!
More than anything I would like to encourage you in your walk with God!