The Supervised and Unsupervised Worker

The Supervised and Unsupervised Worker

Scripture: Philippians 2:19-20

Philippians 2:19 But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timotheus shortly unto you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know your state.

Philippians 2:20 For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for your state.


The words “supervised worker” and “unsupervised worker” are two that I’d like to emphasize when discussing the subject of today. These two groups encompass all work. There are therefore two categories of workers: those who require supervision and those who do not.

The supervised person makes less money than the unsupervised person in every field! But let’s take a closer look at this by using the following illustration. When a worker first starts working for a company, he or she is eager to pick up new skills, especially during the probationary period. The employee is assigned to their supervisor for sufficient supervision during the probationary period. After receiving extensive training and working under supervision for at least three to six months, the employer anticipates that newly hired employees will be capable and self-assured in their ability to perform their duties. So, the supervisor gets paid more than the person they oversaw, right?

Here are my thoughts on the Scripture for today. A believer who has been a member of the church for several months or years should have advanced to the unsupervised worker status. That is to say, no one has ever instructed me to pray. I simply pray because I know I must. There are some things you should handle on your own rather than seeking the advice of your pastor.

Make the choice to be a believer who knows what to do, when to pray, and whom to counsel on their own. Even greater rewards are waiting for you in heaven. Decide that starting today, you won’t ever need anyone’s permission to pray, read the Bible, study, visit, or do anything else of the sort. Simply complete your work unsupervised.

Be a believer who is self-sufficient. There is no one like Timothy, Paul advised, so be like him. He naturally felt “care” for the sheep (which were lost). Not telling him what to do was unnecessary. Just naturally, it happened. That, in my opinion, is a true believer’s heart. Always consider what needs to be done for the greater good, and if you’re unsure, ask your pastor for advice. Be a believer who does not require supervision once more.


Dear Lord: it is time we become more matured to carry out assignments you commanded we do, such like the THE GREAT COMMISSION. Help us to become unsupervised believers rather remaining as supervised believers. May this be so as we have declared henceforth, Amen.

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Pastor Bob.

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Pastor Bob (Idamiebi Benson Bob-Manuel) is a husband and father of three. Born and raised in Nigeria he moved to Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada in 2019 to pursue a calling from the Lord to build an in-person and online ministry. After serving in various ministerial capacities for 18 years, Bob was ordained as a Pastor in January 2018. Since coming to Canada he has served at The Bridge Church, a ministry under the covering of the Foursquare Church of Canada and currently serves as an associate pastor with Wellsprings Victory Church in Regina, Saskatchewan. Bob has a passion for sharing the word of God through preaching, teaching, and worship. He believes in the power and righteousness of servant leadership and has devoted his life to walking the path that God has placed before him. Bob is also pursuing a Master’s degree in Christian Leadership through distance learning with Trinity Western University British Columbia, Canada.

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