Will You Go With Me That Extra Mile?
In my life, when the floor needs sweeping, I go get the broom and dust pan and I get to work. I like to do everything that needs to be done. I don’t like sitting around waiting for someone else to do it. Not while I am still able to do it. I don’t have slaves and personally, I like to work. I like to accomplish things and what I do, I do it for the Lord. No questions asked.
George Halas, of the Chicago Bears said, “One has to do whatever thing is necessary.” Halas, is a member of the Football Hall of Fame and was a professional trainer, a truly successful man. He was commonly called, “Papa Bear,” and George would do almost anything for his team.
This great and successful man was known to fix problems, he repaired locker room showers, he marked the field with chalk dust and he cleaned muddy cleats and even wrapped the ankles of his team mates. He always went the extra mile.
In today’s world, it is rare to find someone that will even go the first mile, but they won’t do anything more than that. They only do just enough to get by but refuse to do anything extra. They are found everywhere, both in the public and private sectors of life. Normal men and women that only do an adequate job, so as to complete their chores and nothing else. Yet, God asks us to go the second mile.
God has designed us to want to go the extra mile. Certainly, Jesus did that and a lot more. We all have more potential than we are using. God wants us to take those extra steps to glorify Him in all that we say and do. Are we willing to do that?
If a military captain asks his soldiers to carry something for one mile, they do it. If he asks them to carry it for two miles, they also do that. If someone asks you for something and you can do it, then, do it! And, if someone asks to borrow something of yours, and you can lend it, then lend it.
“If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you,”Matthew 5:41&42.
As we obey God, He will fill our lives with contentment and love. “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen,” Philippians 4:23.
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men,” Colossians 3:23.
“Not with eye-service, as men pleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart,” Colossians 6:6.