“Bondservants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh, not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but in sincerity of heart, fearing God. 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; for you serve the Lord Christ. But he who does wrong will be repaid for what he has done, and there is no partiality.”
I cling to this Bible verse on a daily basis and remind myself constantly that I work for God and no other, therefore I must do everything in excellence or at least as close to excellent as I can get, and God will do the rest. I must also keep a positive attitude when I am instructed to do something that I’d rather not do.
I’ve also found this verse helpful during times of transition – when the job is no longer satisfying and you are ready to move on or perhaps when promotions or salary increases are promised, but the only thing that has changed is an increase in workflow to your desk. During these seasons we can become bitter, resentful and downright lazy. Rebellious attitudes swelter for not getting what we think we deserve, therefore we decide to do less or perform just enough to get by. This is where Colossians 3:22-24 steps in and assures us that we must be obedient and serve as if we were serving the Master himself.
I don’t know about you, but I want to serve my Master with the utmost care – so serve your boss and organization with care and God will give you peace during these uncomfortable seasons, and He will honor your requests, because you have not failed to honor his instruction.
Lord you word says that he who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is also unjust in much (Luke 16:10), therefore Lord help me to be faithful where I am and honor my obedience to your instruction, so that I may be entrusted with new opportunities, responsibilities, and an increase in wealth.