Every morning when I arrive here at the office I have a simple routine, check for phone messages, check the email, then get started on the project for the day. In today’s email I got the daily verse from the KLOVE website where I like to listen to Christian music. I want to share it with you today because I think it should apply to us all.
Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. ~Colossians 3:23
In my case I am blessed enough to have a job where I can work with the Word of the Lord on a daily basis. But that isn’t my only job because like most families these days multiple incomes are necessary to make ends meet. Not to mention all the other “stuff” that comes up when raising a family.
However, rather than dread the necessity, I now look at those jobs as blessings since they do enable me to help provide for my family plus allow us to do some of the fun things we like to do. It doesn’t always feel like we are getting ahead of things but we are making progress.
Looking back on my journey to this point in my life and contemplating today’s verse, I have to wonder how different my perspective would have been on my previous employment opportunities had I chosen the Lord earlier in my life.
Would I have been so quick to let people get on my nerves? Would I have stuck with a certain job to try and make the work atmosphere a more positive one rather than letting the negativity drag me down? Would I have scheduled my time more efficiently to get better rest before working those graveyard shifts? I will never really know. All I know now are the lessons and skills I have learned from each of those jobs and how they are joyfully applied to the jobs I have now. Work, for me at least, is no longer a chore but a blessing. Not sure if that is a result of maturity or contentment. Either way I am blessed to be working with my “family” here at First Church of Christ.