The two key words in this devotional are Employment and Deployment. A successful career should not be your goal in this life. More than a good job, our goal as citizens of the kingdom should be a successful deployment. Now I suppose you would say, what do I mean by that? Well, lets look at the word deployment versus employment; two words that are related but not the same.
As a citizen of the Kingdom of Heaven, hour employment, your job--meaning the place where you earn a paycheck--gives you an opportunity to serve and to use the gift God the Creator has given you in the context of a corporate group. Your actual place of employment may be large or small. It even could be at your place of residence. In most cases, your influence will be relatively limited. However, to be deployed as a citizen of God's Kingdom means that you have discovered what your gifts are and you are able to "serve your gift" to your entire generation. You are serving in the context of a much larger group of people and for a much larger "organization", the Kingdom of Heaven. As you work and serve, you are doing far more than earning a salary or a paycheck, and doing your small part to keep your local economy moving. Working and serving comes from your relationship with the King, and you are obeying His wishes. You are able to do your work because you can draw on the energy and other resources that He supplies. Keep this in mind, deployment is the giving of your natural gift to the world around you. When you get deployed, you serve up your gift to this world. Deployed as a Kingdom Citizen, you can be sure that the results of your labor will have eternal significance. Your work matters and the fruit of your work remains. Remember, what King Jesus stated: Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.
An individual who has been deployed has come into a position and is ready for use, much like a soldier who is positioned in battle formation alongside other soldiers. Once again, I will remind you that your faith in God's Word is your greatest asset in the Kingdom. It is the key.