Last night I attended the awards dinner for the Tennessee Press Association. The majority of Tennessee’s leaders from the news industry were present…from Memphis to Mountain City.
We celebrated excellence in media across Tennessee. I presented awards for captivating photos, insightful editorials and quality writing. It was a fun night.
What impressed me the most were the photos, articles and pieces that DIDN’T win. It’s obvious that we have some talented media professionals in state- and unfortunately only the best of the best could be recognized as a “winner.”
Everyone enjoys being recognized for their work. A life with Jesus gives us that opportunity.
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ. Colossians 3:23-24
You might teach, you might build, you might work in a service industry…but whatever our vocation- we are commanded to do our best.
And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. Hebrews 11:6
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9
The world may never recognize our service, but Jesus grants us an “inheritance as your reward.” And that, my friends, is the ultimate prize.
Please pray for me to do my best for my workplace and my family everyday. And let me know how I may pray for you.