Colossians 3: 23-25 Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, 24 knowing that from the Lord, you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ. 25 For the wrongdoer will be paid back for the wrong he has done, and there is no partiality.
🔴 A Job Well Done
How do you go about your work? Do you take pride in doing the best job you can as if you are doing work for the Lord Himself? Do you go that extra mile? Are you a “go-getter”? The answers that you give significantly define your character and attribute of who you are!
Don’t lazily try to get by with the bare minimum or approach tasks with a failure mentality. How does that honor God, who has given you the ability, and then for selfish reasons, you choose not to do your very best? It could be thoroughly reading instructions or receiving knowledge with an open mind.
Is your attitude pleasing to God?
We have a responsibility to focus on things eternal and not on the temporary. The frustration of life and the attitude we stubbornly adhere to will not serve the body of Christ well. If we are mature in spirit, we ought to encourage mental balance and promote unity, not division with aggression. We can ask ourselves: What separates us from godly thoughts, and what are we anxiously observing?
God sees everything.
We bring honor and glory to God when we do our very best. Like Able (Genesis 4:1-7) brought a more pleasing offering to our Lord, it was done under clear direction. We must remember as we serve to reflect on how our attitudes hinder service. Philippians 4:6 prompts us not to be anxious about anything, including work, education, business, and relationships. We can practice meditating on the commendable things while working wholeheartedly for our Abba Father.
Let us pray: Lord, as we serve others, please instill in us a desire to do so for your approval. Give us the heart to go beyond the call of duty and to do our tasks well. We love and thank you, God, for all your blessings. Amen
This devotional was submitted by Diana L.W. Coleman, a loving contributor to Our Given Purpose. Edited by Torrie Slaughter the founder of Our Given Purpose® in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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