It’s not what you do, it who you do it for


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 your reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. -Colossians 3:23-24

It’s not what you do, it who you do it for. That is what this verse is saying. Does this change the way you look at your daily work? Whether you are a pastor, a doctor, a mechanic or a garbage man, it’s how you look at your work and how you perform your work that matters.

No matter what your station in life, this perspective will give you purpose in what you do. A few years back I wrote a post entitled God, the Ultimate Software Developer. We see that God wants us to enjoy our work. That he gave us the talent, the strength, the intelligence, whatever it is we need to do a good job and to enjoy it.

God puts us in places during different seasons of our lives where we can make an impact. A large part of our impact can be the way we perform the work we do. When we realize that we are working for Christ, we will work with more vigor, with more joy and others will notice. Others will see your joy and want to know where it comes from. It comes from serving our Lord wherever he places us doing what he has gifted us to do.

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