Who Are You Really Working For?
Have you ever thought about what God’s position is concerning our work? It’s what most of us do about 50 - 70% of our waking hours? Even for Christians, that is not an easy question to answer. The Bible is pretty clear about it, but not everyone knows what it says, and even if we do, it’s often difficult to apply. One of my favorite passages is found in Colossians 3:23-24, “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. “
Just those verses alone tell us that our ultimate “boss” is Christ; in fact, even our supervisor’s boss is Christ, whether he/she realizes it or not. Man will let you down but Christ never will.
It stands to reason, with so much of our time spent at work; God does have a plan for us. Too many people define themselves by what they do. As Christians we are already defined by being in Christ, meaning that we have a purpose and that is to serve Him wherever He puts us. Here are a couple of points to think about in bringing your faith to work. The first is based on the above verse. If we truly believe that we are indeed working for Christ, then we will experience new meaning in our work. God cares about your work, whatever it may be. Secondly, it gives you the opportunity to live out your faith. You may be the only Bible your co-worker will ever read. Thirdly, our position at work is given to us by God so if we honor Him in all we do, we should have no fear if we lose our job. God is in control and will place us somewhere else where He needs us. Finally, living out your faith at work will help with the overall stresses that come from work. Want an energy boost, read your Bible during lunch or some other free time.
So at the end of the day we need to ask ourselves, “Did I give my best for God today, not because He expects it but because we owe it to Him!”