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DISCIPLINE

LAURA LEYDA

Colossians 3:23-24

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 as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

Most of us have done seemingly meaningless and boring work at some point. You’re sweeping the floor for your parents and you skip a whole corner. “It’s not dirty over there,” you say to yourself, “They’ll never even notice.” Or you’re told by your boss to go clean out an awful smelling fridge so you do it as quickly as possible and not very well while trying to avoid the smell of the sulfur like smell of rotten eggs emanating from it.

It’s true, in some instances no one would ever notice a job half done. And many times no one notices a job very well done; but God does. He tells us that everything we do is done as if we were working for God and not for our parents or boss. Would you want to do a sloppy job if Jesus were to come up after and inspect it? And for those moments when you do an amazing job at a task and no one says a word, God notices and he says you will be rewarded for it. Yes, we work for people but how much better would the world and our menial jobs be if we did every single thing with excellence, working not for praise from men, but for the glory of God.

QUESTION 1. How often have you done a poor job at something thinking they would never even notice?
QUESTION 2. Have you ever viewed your work as working for the Lord? How did that change your work ethic and perspective on the task?
CHALLENGE: Whatever task you are faced with, whether great or small, serve with all your heart because you are working for Jesus, not for man.