Colossians 3:23-24 states, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”
How would your life look differently if you embraced and believed fully what the verse in Colossians states? If the truth above is something you already believe and actively live out, how does this truth make a difference in your life?
When we work for the Lord (whether that is secular employment, volunteer work, ministry, or work at home), we trade…
…selfishness for the desires of others.
…irritability for patience.
…control for letting go.
…the desire for the praise of other people with contentment to not be noticed.
…doing things “good enough” with giving our best talents and abilities.
…our personal agenda for a Kingdom focus.
When we work “as for the Lord,” we must consider His guidelines for right living. We must follow the Golden Rule and treat others as we want to be treated. We must keep a Great Commission focus so that we are always sharing Christ with those whom we meet.
Does this mean we do everything perfectly? Of course not! It does mean, however, that we do our best. If we are accountable to God for our work, do we not want to please Him with everything that we do? I sure do!