There is a saying that you should “dress for the job you want”, which doesn’t take away from the importance of dressing well for the job you have now. But what I understand from this quote is that we should be looking ahead for good things to happen, and living in expectation of God bringing opportunity, favour and blessing our way. For us to make the most of every day, and to give our best in everything we do.
It‘s about being faithful in the things that God has given us, even if they seem small and insignificant, because when we can be trusted with a little, God sees and will trust us with more.
In Matthew 25:14-31, we read the parable of the men who were entrusted with talents. One was given five talents, traded them and doubled what he had; one was given two talents and gained two more; but the one with one talent dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money. To the first two, the master spoke these words, “Well done, good and faithful servant. You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things, enter into the joy of your master”
This parable can be applied to every area of our lives. God sees and rewards those who are faithful with the small things, and as we make the most of the gifts, talents and opportunities God has blessed us with.
God says, “If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities.” (Luke 16:10)
If we want things to be different, or we have dreams and desires that are ahead of us and yet to happen, perhaps having the thought of dressing for the job or life we want actually helps us not to become slack in what we are doing. It helps us to stay motivated to watch our attitudes, to give everything we do our very best, to take care of ourselves, to put effort and priority into our relationship with God and others, to carefully measure our speech and actions, and to remain faithful in the everyday things as we look forward to the future.
The little things are important, and when we remain faithful and make the most of all that we have already, it teaches us to be thankful and appreciative of what we have, but also for us not to waste the opportunities before us as we expect God to pour out His blessing and favour upon our lives.
Today dress for the life you want, be faithful and make the most of every opportunity, ability and gift you have, and expect God to bless it.
“For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,’ says the Lord, ‘plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11 AMP)
Prayer: Lord help me to appreciate all that you have given me and to not judge anything as too little or insignificant. Please give me the wisdom and motivation to make the most of every opportunity, and to not disregard anything you have given me, or ask me to do. In Jesus name Amen.