Who doesn’t enjoy a pat on the back for a good work done, now and then? We all do! And yet do we think about whether we will receive that same pat on the back from God?
So listening to Dietrich’s song, ‘Well done’, just sets my mind in a race. When God breaks down or segregates every single aspect of our lives, what will it be? Will He say every aspect was well executed and lived according to His purpose and will for our lives? Will He say Effie ceded some aspects to His will and championed others selfishly, because she felt like a boss in those areas? Will He say Kofi gave Him his all and ensured He Jesus took the steering wheel? Did Renee use her intellect and skills for His kingdom? Did Kwaku use his hobbies and talents to praise Him, and stay humble enough to groom others? Did Aseda’s marriage please Him? Oh I could go on with countless questions! Did Max persevere stand up for His faith in Him as an Accountant?
We all definitely like to have that pat on the back, but are we doing what it takes to have that pat? Wait a minute! We are talking eternity right? So maybe I should ask a three-fold question:
Will Marionne make it to heaven in the first place? Will she cross the river?
When she crosses the river, will her good works speak for her, and to what extent?
Will she then receive the pat on the back with, “well done!”?
Well in conclusion I guess I will only affirmatively say; God through His Son Jesus who brought us salvation, and by the power of the Holy Spirit, desires that we definitely cross this river, but not just cross it; but also that He can confidently say, “Well done faithful servant!”
Are we faithful servants? To what extent? Are we giving our all or part? Indeed by faith we all pray to hear those exciting and heart soothing words, “well done , you can come on in!”