Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Work for Jesus
Have you ever been “passed over” for a promotion or raise that you knew you deserved? It can be discouraging not to get credit for our contributions at work. And yet, these things happen all the time.
We live and work in a world that is neither fair nor kind. That’s because the world is full of people who have a sin problem, including us! And that sin problem creates injustice of all sorts.
Injustice is one of my toughest hurdles. I always want to fight when I think my rights or someone else’s rights are being violated. As you can imagine, this tendency has gotten me into some hot water and created not a few problems in my work life. I have to remind myself continually that if I serve wholeheartedly as unto the Lord, the recognitions and rewards will come in due time.
As Christians, we pick up our paychecks at your place of work, but our real job is pleasing the Lord and working for him. Our reward is waiting for us in heaven—but we can reap the benefits now, too. Just imagine how your stress level will drop as thoughts of vengeance and discontent are replaced with calm satisfaction over a job well done!
Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men, because you know that the Lord will reward everyone for whatever good he does, whether he is slave or free.