Don’t Track Your Success

| March 19, 2015

Spiritual Depression: Its Causes and Its Cure by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones is a collection of 21 sermons that address the lack of joy in the life of a Christian. One sermon considers the parable “Laborers in the Vineyard” (Matt. 20:1-16), in which all workers are paid the same compensation despite working different amounts of time. In this excerpt, Lloyd-Jones addresses a common problem for many of us at work—the desire to track our success. He even confesses personal struggle in his work. Logic on Fire: The Life and Legacy of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, a film by Media Gratiae, will debut at The Gospel Coalition 2015 National Conference

Do not keep a record or an account of your work. Give up being bookkeepers. In the Christian life, we must desire nothing but his glory, nothing but to please him. So do not keep your eye on the clock, but keep it on him and his work. Do not keep on recording your work and labor and the extension of his kingdom. Keep your attention on that and on nothing else.

Have no concern as to how many hours you have given to the work, nor how much you have done. In effect, leave the bookkeeping to…

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