Your Work Matters

Posted on March 11, 2019 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

“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 3:23-24

I have been blessed over the years to work/serve in so many wonderful places. I can honestly say that every boss that I have worked for has been an amazing leader, and each one has built into my life the value of understanding of having a good work ethic.

Most of my “job” experience has been in the framework of serving in ministry, but for several years, I had the opportunity to work in the secular world, and I must say, those years were very valuable.

In the work world today, so much of one’s perspective is all about entitlements and how the company is going to meet my needs. I had one employee who we sat down with to outline some changes that needed to take place in their performance. At the end of the discussion, the individual said, “Your role is to tell me your expectations, and my role is to tell you what expectations I am going to meet.” Obviously, they did not last very long as an employee.

The point of my blog today is that our work matters. It just doesn’t just matter to you … it matters to God!!!

In his daily devotional, Meet Me in the Meadows, missionary statesman, Roy Lessin shares these powerful reminders as he breaks down today’s verse:

  1. “Whatever you do …” From God’s point of view, whatever it is that you are doing is significant. God does not want any of us to struggle with insignificance. Your name may appear at the bottom of the work flow chart, or you may be at the low end of the pay scale, but that has nothing to do with significance. Whatever you do, however big or small, is an assignment from the Lord and that makes it significant!
  2. “Do it heartily …” The attitude in which you do your work is important to God. God is saying, “Put your heart into the work I’ve given you to do.” God wants you to approach your work whole-heartedly, with thankfulness and not complaint. Having the right attitude can make all the difference in your day.
  3. “As to the Lord and not to men …” There is a huge trap that awaits you when you do your work to please people instead of God. When people don’t give you the recognition you are seeking, you can easily get discouraged with your work. Trying to please people can also create striving within you and rob you of your joy. God’s way to freedom and joy is for you to do your work as unto Him.
  4. “From the LORD you will receive the reward …” Getting a paycheck is a great reward you for your work, but the reward you receive from the Lord is far greater. Paychecks will help you with your temporal needs, but your eternal rewards will far outshine and outlast all.
  5. “For you serve the Lord Christ …” You work at a business, but you don’t work for a business. You work for the Lord. He is your real boss. Your highest purpose at work each day is to please Him, to bring a smile to His face, and to have Him say over your life “I am well pleased.” At the end of the day, that is what really matters.

If you can apply these principles to your work life – it will make a difference. Your work matters. And what is important for us to grasp is this – YOUR WORK MATTERS TO GOD.

Relentlessly pursuing Christ,

Bill Welte, President/CEO
America’s Keswick

Written by Bill Welte: Written by Bill Welte, President/CEO of America’s Keswick: Bill has been married to his childhood sweetheart for 40+ years and has four married kids and 11 amazing grandkids. He loves music and is an avid reader.

The Daily Bible Reading: Job 14-16, 1 Corinthians 6| You can download our 2018 Daily Bible Reading Plan by clicking here

Think About This: The bottom line in the Christian life is obedience and most people don’t even like the word. Charles Stanley

This Week’s Verse to Memorize: God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. – 1 Corinthians 1:9

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