6 In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we command you, brothers and sisters, to keep away from every believer who is idle and disruptive and does not live according to the teaching you received from us. 4For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example.
Lord Jesus--The example and the teaching is to be busy with the Lord’s work. To engage in the world that surrounds me...to give with open and outstretched hands to those that are in need. There will be always more that is available to do. The call is still the same: to use these hands, this mind, this heart, this time at your direction , Lord Jesus.
Ephesians 2:10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
As long as the work keeps coming, it is a sign that I am headed in the right direction. Thank You, Lord Jesus for the opportunities that you have given me to be used at your direction.
We were not idle when we were with you,8nor did we eat any one's food without paying for it. On the contrary, we worked night and day, laboring and toiling so that we would not be a burden to any of you. 9 We did this, not because we do not have the right to such help, but in order to offer ourselves as a model for you to imitate.
Lord Jesus--This is this is the tricky part isn’t it? The goal is to be used by you and at the same time be a model for what it is to be yours in this twisted and beautiful world.Today help me to be what you would have me to be, and to show you shining through my day.