At the Lord’s command through Moses, each was assigned his work and told what to carry. Thus they were counted, as the Lord commanded Moses. Numbers 4:49
Every job that any person works has some type of workload that must be carried. Depending on the job, some workloads are physical, while others are more mental.
People are often assigned these workloads determined by the need and their abilities. No single person is expected to carry the entire workload of a business, but everything is accomplished by multiple people carrying on their own part of the whole.
The Levites were assigned various jobs to work with the tabernacle and what they were to carry when the Israelites were moving to a new location.
While every believer is an individual before God, he is also a part of the whole of the Christian community of the church. This church is not just the single building location, but God’s world-wide church as a whole.
In God’s church, every believer is assigned a work to be done, something that needs to be carried to keep the church growing and moving forward. A few people will be assigned positions physically within a church building, while the majority will be assigned things to carry outside of the building.
Being a witness and loving neighbors is the most basic workload to be carried by every believer. In this process, some may have to do other work to be that witness and show that love.
For each and every believer this may look a little different. God assigns these workloads as to each one’s ability and availability at the time. However, every believer must be ready and willing to carry the workload God is giving him. God will provide the ability and strength to accomplish His will.
God has a purpose for you inside and outside the church walls. There is some workload that He is asking you to carry for a time. Be willing to pick up the load and carry it so that the mission of God will be accomplished.
If you choose to not carry the workload God has for you, someone may not learn about Jesus or receive the needed help, and someone else will have to carry an extra load. As you carry your part of the load, everyone else’s load will be lightened, and God’s desire will be fulfilled on this earth.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know what God desires for you to do; that you will carry the load God has for you; that you will do God’s will for your life; and that God will build His kingdom on this earth through you.