WORK

In the beginning, work was to be a blessing. God made man to not only fellowship with Him, but to work in taking care of all He had created. Do you see your occupation as a blessing?

Why do we work? For most of us, it is all about the money. But can we also have jobs we love or that nurture us?

What do we work for? Money or power or personal satisfaction? If we relate to work negatively, could changing our goals affect our attitudes?

Who do we work for? By setting our focus in ultimately working for God, could our opinions of workplace environments or coworkers improve?

After examining the answers to these questions, do you see a major career overhaul or a tweak in viewpoint or priorities?

Consider this quote from Charles Wesley the next time you head to your job: Forth in thy name, O Lord, I go, my daily labour to pursue. Thee, only thee, resolved to know, in all I think or speak or do.

Colossians 3:23-25, Living Bible: “Work hard and cheerfully at all you do, just as though you were working for the Lord and not merely for your masters, remembering that it is the Lord Christ who is going to pay you, giving you your full portion of all he owns. He is the one you are really working for. And if you don’t do your best for him, he will pay you in a way that you won’t like—for he has no special favorites who can get away with shirking.”

Ecclesiastes 3:12 & 13, The Message: “I’ve decided that there’s nothing better to do than go ahead and have a good time and get the most we can out of life. That’s it—eat, drink, and make the most of your job. It’s God’s gift.”

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