Work! Work! Work! Does it seem like that is all you ever do? Sometimes it seems like you get up in the morning and start the same thing that you were doing yesterday, only to drag home at the end of the day, slide into bed, so that you can wake up tomorrow morning and do the same kinda things all over again!
The work of life seems to become a never-ending, continually repeating random series of events that eat up our days, spin-off our years and eat up our lives. And then one day, you wake up and ask yourself that question: “What’s it all for?” And when you ask and begin to answer honestly, you know that life is has to be about more than just going through the motions!
Colossians 3:23-24 offer us some really good advice about our lives and the way that we are to invest them! These two verses say: “23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, 24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”
These two verses teach us about what is really important and remind us that our focus is everything! Here are three things the remember about your work!
1.) It’s Not So Much What You Do, But How You Do It That Really Matters! He says: “Whatever you do”, the focus is not on what. The what is not really the issue. The how is what matters! He says: “Work at it with all your heart as for the Lord!” Whatever you do in life, do it for God and for His glory. If you are doing it for God and His glory, then you have to go all in and all out! Don’t get distracted by the “what”, instead make sure that you focus on the “how” by doing whatever you do for God’s glory!
2.) There Is Heavenly Reward Beyond Earthly Reward! He says: “since you know you will receive an inheritance from the Lord.” When you do your job, you get paid, here on earth for the job that you’ve done on earth. But, this is not the only compensation coming our way. The Bible teaches that God is watching and He sees all and God has reward for those that are faithful. Life is hard and some days are tough, but there is a reward coming that will make all of the hard work, frustrations and discouragements worth whatever turmoil they happened to bring our way. We simply have to live in faith that God is Who He says He is and He will do what He says He will do!
3.) Remember: You Are Always Serving Jesus! This is one of those deals that is hard to remember and so easy to forget! Somewhere in our heart we know, that we are always in service to Jesus. We know that whatever we do, big or small, it is for God and His glory, but we tend to forget it. And when we forget it, our service is not what it could or should be. Take time today to remind yourself, that whatever you are doing, it is for Jesus. This should change a lot of things and this should set your life up to bring God greater glory.
Live and work this way and at the end of the day, you may be worn out, but you will also be very fulfilled! God Bless, Press On, G3!, 24/7!