Working for God not Self

From a young age it seems our only real directive is to get on and do well at school: get a good job, buy a house and get married, build a family and go on holidays, eat out, and generally succumb to life.

This enjoyment of life seems to stem from money and how much you have of it, or not. Many profess to being happy without it, meanwhile others need to feather their nest with as much as possible so that they can eventually leave the rat race and do what they want to do.

For a large part of my life I have lived with that inner struggle to get wealthy – otherwise you are missing out, you can’t keep up. Feeling like the rat at the back of the queue, you get very good at inventing and finding means to accelerate yourself to the front of the pack.

I get this image of a rat running and jumping across the top of a long line of rats all shuffling forward, which seems to me to be apt and very close to the truth for me.

How many of us have run on this treadmill? And how many have we trodden on?

What is interesting to note is that this agenda isn’t there when we first arrive, born back into the world. Landing as we do, we come unclothed and unhindered by the material goods that we then quickly learn to engage with.

Is it possible that at some point we start to replace our missing feelings of love with ‘stuff’ to own, in order to fill the gap?

Recently I had a session with an Esoteric Practitioner that allowed me to feel how much the need of gaining more has been such a drain, not only on my physical body, but also on my energy levels – feeling the never-ending wells that have literally drained me of who I am and who I came here to be.

I left the session having a deep sense of belonging, knowing that I was here for a very different purpose to the $$$ –– the $$$ security that we have all been taught makes us someone or something.

I sat with myself and felt that I work for a very different purpose.

I work for God, not myself.

It dawned on me that we are all here to bring the presence of God to all that we do and everyone we know.

Not by preaching, but by Being – simply who we truly are.

Our first job is about being us, with no expectations whatsoever.

The pay is amazing, for we get eternal support. We get to step into the grandness and glory of US in every moment, if we so choose.

I am shown things about life constantly if I stay open and keep saying YES to the work that is constantly provided.

Reflections and guidance through nature and other people are the on the job training that is such a learning and deepening. Every step of the way God has been there waiting for all of us, patiently, and without judgment.

The abundance of life is there truly for everyone – there need not be a struggle.

Inside we know intimately what we can bring to the All. We just have to say YES.

Life feels very different after spending the last decade hearing, feeling and working with the teachings of Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine. Thank you. I appreciate the ever-deepening relationship with my Self and our Father.

By Lee Green, business owner, Melbourne, Australia

Further Reading:
Overcoming a Poverty Mentality to Reveal the Wealth Inside
Work is Medicine
Experiencing the Magic of God in Daily Life

1,699 thoughts on “Working for God not Self

  1. The pull by society ( and self) to be ungodly is incessant. The only way to counter this is to go within and connect with truth and god within.

  2. The abundance of life is there truly for everyone – there need not be a struggle.” So long as we understand that abundance came be found in the small and simple, it it is not always in grand or visible.

  3. Working for God and working with God. I feel we all already are under that contract even though most of us don’t remember, and He never tells us what to do even when we go totally against it and think that we have to go look for something to feel secure. The struggles we think we have to fight and win are self-created.

    1. Well said Fumiyo, the battle we have with life starts with the battle we have with ourselves in resisting the love that we are and come from. Surrendering is how our old friend resistance melts and drops away….

  4. ‘I have lived with that inner struggle to get wealthy – otherwise you are missing out, you can’t keep up’. My inner struggle was to always improve my life, to make it better, thus I was always searching outside of myself, because I was never enough, and others can do it better than me. These were all false beliefs I carried which led to self-worth issues. Over the last few years, I have let so much go, and changed so much, and feel tons lighter ( I actually am lighter in weight), that I can say I am now comfortable in my own skin and can appreciate who I am and l bring.

    1. I can relate to this jacqmcfadden04 and so will many others. Important to understand that whatever past beliefs we’ve held we can choose to let them go. This empowers and opens the door to self acceptance and feeling our true worth from inside out.

  5. There is so much offered to us that we miss out on when we are not connected or present with ourselves, we are not aware of all the opportunities God paves our way with, when we make it about self we are blind to what is on offer.

  6. ‘Inside we know intimately what we can bring to the All. We just have to say YES.’ … that sums up our life purpose and reason for being here exactly … we are here to be ourselves, to reflect the divinity we are.

  7. I never made the connection that the need to gain more and improve my life was a drain in on my physical body and on my energy levels, but of course it all makes sense, as I was always exhausted and always felt I was going round and round in circles going no-where, which was true! Old habits they say die hard, and I am feeling this has not fully cleared but I am on to it now.

  8. There is so much support for our natural expansion when we just say yes to what is there unfolding for us.

  9. Many people who devote their lives to accumulating material possessions, status, awards and wealth arrive in old age with ‘nothing’ and feel empty. We’ve been sold a lie. True wealth resides within and is the connection we have with God.

    1. Not forgetting they arrive in old age with health problems, actually with the increase in illness and disease, many people are having health problems well before old age simply because they have pursued material wealth, at the expense of connecting with the wealth and wisdom that resides within us all.

  10. “I work for God, not myself.” Simplicity of purpose clears the way for life to be abundant and joyful

  11. ‘The abundance of life is there truly for everyone – there need not be a struggle’, and perhaps all we have to do is let go off the struggle that we have chosen and then we can allow and receive all that we need, because we are worthy and deserving.

  12. I learnt a while ago that when we make it about people and not money the money then just flows and there is no more struggle. How amazing is that! I think someone felt the same as you in that ‘I get this image of a rat running and jumping across the top of a long line of rats all shuffling forward, which seems to me to be apt and very close to the truth for me. How many of us have run on this treadmill? And how many have we trodden on?’ I learnt a while ago that when we truly make it about people and not money the money then just flows and there is no more struggle. How amazing is that!

      1. Many people who devote their lives to accumulating material possessions, status awards and wealth arrive in old age with ‘nothing’ and feel empty. We’ve been sold a lie. True wealth resides within and is the connection we have with God.

  13. Making life about working for God changes everything and takes away the sense of needing money, security etc.. we are here to serve and be the love that we are not gain anything personally from life. Sure the more we are the love we are a lot of amazing things come our way but only as a biproduct and never the focus. I find the moment I make life about myself or what I want or need it becomes a struggle whereas make it about love and working for God and everything is taken care of in more ways than I could ever have thought possible.

    1. Most of us humans make life about ourselves and what we want and need which sets up struggle and striving for security through material gain which can be exhausting…. when we can take off the what do I get hat, and see the bigger picture and that we are all here to work together, to support each other to return to living who we truly are in essence, so much gets taken care of even the tiniest of details…

      1. It sure does. The more we work together the less the focus is on me, me, me and the more trust we build with each other and so no longer put security as our number 1 focus and priority. And as you say when we do this everything gets taken care of and no body is out or behind.

  14. We can ‘generally succumb to life.’ or we can connect to a deeper purpose in us and bring God to all we do; express the divinity of who we are in each moment and doing so puts a whole other slant on things, and makes life about the bigger picture of which we’re a part and not just about us.

  15. I really start to love working for God. How all gets simple, no effort, it is amazing.
    It is us who make things complex and think we are that.
    It is not. We are light and heaven is there to support us back, we just need to let them do the work by staying open to all people and loving ourselves and ALL others equally.

  16. We work for God and in everything we do we present that to all around us, and our job to simply be us … it changes the equation completely no trying required, just a surrender and an allowing of who we truly are.

  17. It’s such a massive illusion that we get caught in, the never ending drive of the doing in order to be something, achieve more or have enough. I can feel the energy I myself have wasted and still do on such false feats. You can feel when you choose to work for God you are not driven or depleted of energy, but pulled where ever you are needed and filled with joy.

  18. I totally love this blog Lee, I often concern myself with the thoughts of the future and having enough when I am old, but If I am present and work for God instead of self I’m sure the future will be provided for.

  19. The need to fill our emptiness is incredibly draining, we have so little appreciation of what we have that is not tangible or related to financial income.

    1. Yes, being part of the whole is much more enjoyable and takes good care of ourselves at the same time.

  20. Beautiful Lee, how you express Father, in equallness and all honor of who he is and how much he supports us here within our lives (living) when we allow him (the love we are).

  21. From the moment we are born into this world we are subject to forces that influence and shape us to conform to the established way of living here on Earth, and that is to seek all the vestures of self at great expense to the All, we all, are a part of. To renounce this way of living and shed these garments is an extremely liberating experience, for through this process we begin to see that we are moved by a far greater hand in accordance to a great plan that our tiny human mind bereft of this divine connection will not fathom.

    1. Beautiful to read Liane, being more willing to see the forces at play the more we will see the divine. We have to be willing to see all.

  22. Working for God doesn’t mean doing what’s ‘right’ or pushing a philosophy onto other people like we traditionally think. It’s a super simple honouring of our body and our connection – from this all that follows will naturally be dedicated to the divine.

  23. “Inside we know intimately what we can bring to the All. We just have to say YES.” I feel this is true I can remember certain times in my life that I said no rather than yes and I can still feel the holding back from allowing what was naturally there within me to come through.

  24. Yes and it is clearly shown how money never satisfies as there are people suiciding when they are very successful in life and earn good money. True joy comes from knowing ourselves in full, that we are beautiful beyond this world, have a connection with the stars and are going to go back one day to the stars as that is where we are from.

  25. It’s common to chase the $, and I can relate to having done that myself, and for a short while feeling bolstered up by it, but inevitably working is not about the money or the recognition it can bring. Because we know money cannot buy us happiness or deep contentment – this we have to discover inside of ourselves, rich or poor.

  26. ” It dawned on me that we are all here to bring the presence of God to all that we do and everyone we know.”
    How wonderful what a change from being in the ” rat race “.

  27. What a gorgeous blog. I can really feel how you have put things .. or rather what you value as a perspective in life and that it is not about things, but rather the quality in which we live and what do we bring to others. Today I have heard more and more about the continuing .. and worsening poverty everyday people in our society our facing, with many not being able to afford food and women not being able to afford sanitary towels. We cannot deny that things like this (and worse) are happening, but we can make it about love, people, true care and true quality getting the self out of the way. There is always the far bigger and grander picture there to guide us back to who we truly are.

  28. I love this Lee and all that it reminds us of, as it is our innate way of being to live our Godliness, as such all that we do is simply the hand of God moving us, through which life is enriched and our evolution maximised.

  29. Its like discovering the purpose to life is not about collecting stuff but letting go of the stuff we have energetically collected that gets in the way of us intimately knowing our inner most self and knowing that God also resides there.

  30. Thank you Lee for this powerful reminder that we are not here to struggle as individuals, but to return to living as one in true brotherhood – Working for God.
    “It dawned on me that we are all here to bring the presence of God to all that we do and everyone we know”.

  31. Being ourselves with no expectations is a big yet simple one. I know a few years back, when someone said to me, just be yourself, I wanted to hit them because I just did not know who that person was nor how to be with them. And that is after quite a bit of ‘soul searching’ and self-healing workshops. It was only when I discovered Universal Medicine and reconnected to the Ageless Wisdom again, that I worked with the fact that we are already everything from the moment we are born and that our job is to live that. Clear away what is not us, and live the everything that we are.

  32. Well, you’ve inspired me Lee to send my resume’ and cover letter direct to Heaven. It’s interesting that I came across this blog tonight after just having an identical conversation with my partner while on a walk today how I could feel that recently there have been situations at work and home that have not flowed very well and I felt that I was forcing things out of a individualistic approach, rather than trusting God and surrendering to what is needed by everyone, not just myself.

  33. There are no contradictions between working with God and being wealthy. One doesn’t follow the other necessarily but there is no contradiction. There is a contradiction between working for self and being with God, though.

  34. ‘Inside we know intimately what we can bring to the All. We just have to say YES.’ And that’s it, it’s all there when we surrender our need to own, to control and understand that we’re part of a bigger, grander whole, it’s ready and waiting, it always has been and it always will.

  35. Thank you Lee, it’s amazing realising that just living connected to and in the quality of our soul is the true purpose of life, whether we are in our job, out shopping, doing dishes or with friends, every part of life is simply about our connection to love.

  36. This is one of my all time favourite blogs Lee, we can make life about having a job, or having enough money or security but we are missing out on one of the most magical parts of life.

    1. Yes, God and complete security of the safety kind don’t quite seem to gel as we then exclude most possibilities in life.

    2. I agree I love the blog as well, and have found as soon as I make life about money, security etc.. then the magic in life goes and suddenly it is about getting through the day almost like a battle. Whereas when I get up knowing that I am simply here to be the love that I am and my purpose is to show this to everyone then life becomes a joy and there is no hesistation to get up, go to work etc.. because I know everything before me is an opportunity to be an expression for God.

  37. Our only purpose in life is to return to Soul – our inner godliness. All else is but a distraction fed to us to lead us off the path we would otherwise walk.

  38. “The abundance of life is there truly for everyone – there need not be a struggle.” Beautifully said. We make life hard but it needs not be that way.

  39. ‘we are all here to bring the presence of God to all that we do and everyone we know.’ And we all bring a different aspect of God which is needed for all, the piece of a puzzle, never one can be missed to get to the whole.

    1. I love this quote too: ‘we are all here to bring the presence of God to all that we do and everyone we know.’

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