It’s about going the extra mile.
Doing more than you’re asked to do.
Going out of your way.
It’s about excellence.
Not excellence for your company, your supervisor, or yourself. Excellence for God.
“Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ.” (Colossians 3:23-24 NLT)
This is where the transformation begins. Where work becomes worship and a job becomes a workplace calling.
“So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” (1 Corinthians 10:31 NLT)
Whatever you do, when it’s done for God’s glory, it brings purpose. Whatever the work:
- Waiting on customers
- Teaching students
- Running your business
How do you do this? Through surrender. By surrendering your work and your body and soul to God, you become an instrument for bringing honor to Him in the workplace he has placed you into.
Our work, surrendered to God can be worship to Him. Something that lifts Him up and points others to Him. People of faith should be the best employee, the most productive one in the whole company because our work is worship. We are working to please an audience of One.
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Now, what was once “just a job”, becomes a joy-filled reason to get up in the morning. What used to be a career, becomes a call to serve the God of the universe.
It all comes down to our perception. The reality is that everything we do can bring honor and glory to God. Do we view our work as part of that “everything”? And when “everything”, including our work is done for God’s glory and honor, our work purpose becomes eternal.
Our choice is to surrender our work into God’s hands. To do our work with the main purpose of honoring God. After all, doesn’t He deserve the honor and glory?
He bought us, paid the highest price of sacrificing His only Son’s life. We belong to Him now and not to ourselves. Such an act of love and grace deserves our all, our “everything”, including our work.
” For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.”
(1 Corinthians 6:20 NKJV)