Let’s face it… we all work for a living, eh?
Sometimes we find such joy and inspiration in what we do… and other times we struggle to find anything positive to say about it. I wonder if you are there today.
Let me clarify what I mean by “work.” Just because you don’t draw a paycheck, doesn’t mean you don’t have a job.
- Maybe you work in the ranks of corporate America
- Maybe you share your passion in a non-profit organization
- Maybe you’re building a grassroots, home-based business from scratch
- Maybe you volunteer at your children’s school, your church or a soup kitchen
- Maybe you are the CEO of your family and home
While we may work in different settings… here’s what we’ve all got in common.
We work for “somebody.” And that in itself can cause us to take out an entire roll of cookie dough in one sitting. 🙂
So what do you do if that “somebody” drives you nuts? What is your plan when you struggle to find the motivation and desire to do your job well?
May I suggest that maybe you change who you report to.
Colossians 3:23-24 says “Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve.”
What if you regarded your work as an act of worship? An act of service to God?
- You wouldn’t get tripped up by the politics in the workplace.
- You wouldn’t look there for your value and worth.
- You could do your work without complaining.
- No resentment would build up.
- You might be less bored.
Hmmm… I’m no rocket scientist, but I think that makes sense. You?
Look. We are refugees here on planet earth. Nothing here is supposed to make a great deal of sense to us and life isn’t going to be easy.
God flat-out tells us that!
When our “somebody” is unbearable… when our work becomes overwhelming or mundane… when we get tired of working and want to throw in the towel… remember that “It is the Lord Christ whom you serve.”
He’s the perfect boss.