What's your approach to work?
October 20, 2009
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men….You are serving the Lord Christ.
Not long ago, I had the chance to watch my little grandson playing in a swimming pool. Over and over again, he jumped in the pool with such enthusiasm and abandon.
That experience got me thinking that there's really no such thing as a half leap into a swimming pool. Once you've started to jump, you have to go the whole way!
That's the spirit of the apostle Paul's words in today's verse. He's telling you and me, "Don't you even dare make less than a full leap into your work! Give it your whole heart. Approach your work with intention and passion. Pour your life into it. And do it to God's glory."
This is God's plan to bring meaning and purpose to your daily life, including your life in the workplace. But Satan doesn't want you happy at work. He'll distract you and draw your eyes off of Jesus.
So my challenge to you today… whether you work in the home or outside the home… is to heed the words of Paul. Ask Christ Jesus to empower you to serve him no matter what your task may be. And like a child, leap into whatever you do with both feet!
LIKE A CHILD, LEAP INTO WHATEVER YOU DO WITH BOTH FEET!
OUR THANKS TO YOU!
Do the words rested... peaceful... and refreshed describe you today? Or do the words stressed... rushed... and pressured better describe your way of life?
If you're like most Christians, you'd probably have to admit those last three words more accurately describe your life most of the time!
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