Bondservants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh, not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but in sincerity of heart, fearing God. And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ (Colossians 3:22-24 NKJV).
Whether an employee, volunteer, caretaker, or homemaker we each have jobs to do. We also will have days or moments when we don’t really feel like or want to do those jobs. We may slack off or do the bare minimum, all while thinking no one is watching. Well, Papa is. And while He knows our motivations and reasons for doing, or not doing, what we are supposed to do, He desires to reward us for a job well done.
Ultimately, Papa is our employer. When we understand that there is nothing He does not see we can strive to please Him with our work. And as we please Him, we will find favor in the eyes of our earthly employer or led to a better opportunity.
Matthew 10:10b says a worker is worthy of his food. To eat we must work, to eat well, we must work well. We must shake off the cultural definition of work as drudgery and necessity and see it as a service to the Lord. Ministry is not just serving a local church, it is also serving God in the workplace, as a volunteer, as a parent, etc. Ministry is serving people.
As our perspective changes regarding the work we do, we will begin to feel contentment and satisfaction and peace. We will see the blessings our work produces, encouraging us to keep going. Work is not a bad thing, it is a blessing.
Our bosses or supervisors may not see all we do, but Papa does and He rewards accordingly. Bless Him with your work!