Work for God
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord a a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.
I love reading the Bible. I really do. It never ceases to amaze me how I will read a verse that I’ve read many times before and it will suddenly make sense in a completely new way. I have a corporate job where I spend the majority of my days and often, many hours during the weekend. It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day things that I do and lose sight of the fact that I need to do ALL of it as if I am doing it for God. I work hard, but I usually don’t keep the God perspective.
I’m a visual person so I decided to try something new to help me remember to do this. I sit on one side of my desk and on the other side I have two chairs for impromptu meetings that often happen throughout the day. For a week, when I sat down at my desk in the morning, I closed my eyes and visualized God sitting in one of those seats. I then asked Him to help me do everything during the day the way He would want me to do it.
Guess what happened? My behavior changed, sometimes dramatically. The words I spoke, the way I prioritized my time, and even the quality of my work elevated. Instead of just going through my day and checking things off my list, according to my standard, I applied God’s standard. When I first started this, I was surprised at how many times throughout the day I was changing my behavior! Within a few days, some of the changes I had made were becoming much more natural. At the end of the day on Friday, when I looked back and assessed the week, I was amazed at how much better I felt about the things I had accomplished and the behaviors I had exhibited.
My encouragement to you is to apply this verse to your life. Paint a mental picture of God sitting right next to you as you go about your day and rejoice in the ways your behavior changes for the better. Let this be an encouragement to you to read the Bible. It’s as relevant today as it was when it was written. Let it sink into your heart, prosper your soul and positively influence those around you.