Bondservants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh, not with eyeservice, as menpleasers, but in sincerity of heart, fearing God. And whatever you do, do it heartily as to the Lord and not to men. Colossians 3:22-23
Are there some things about your workplace that you'd like to change? I mean, do you wake up excited to go to work every day?
Most of us probably do have quite a few things we would like to change about our workplace-even those among us who are owners and employers-but did you know that God has something He desires for your workplace? It's true.
God desires, and has always desired, that your workplace be something just as sacred as the church sanctuary is.
He does not want our lives to be compartmentalized, where one day we go to church and the next day we pretend like the weekend never happened. He does not want there to be a separation in your life between the things sacred and the things secular. He wants to be glorified in everything we do, every day of the week, and in our verses today, He helps us to know how.
First of all, look to the end of our verses. This is where it all starts. Is your life for God or for you? Do you go to work for God or for yourself? When you go to work, are you working like God is your real employer? Because He is. He is your provider, and ultimately whatever service you render to man is actually what you render to Him.
Let me put it this way-if you wanted to get a job working for God and He asked your boss for a reference, what would your boss say? Would he tell God that you're his hardest worker, never late, always dependable, and thorough in your work? Would he talk about the good influence you are on your fellow coworkers, pulling them into a higher standard of excellence as a company? Would he brag on you, telling God that he can't imagine the company without you?
This is the standard we have as children of God in the workplace. This is what faith looks like on Monday through Friday. Then when our actions have set us apart, we can give glory to God, our true Master, and influence our whole company for Him.
Prayer Lord God,
I confess that I have not always taken my faith to my workplace, but I want to live my whole life for You. Please help me to be the best employee I can be, working as unto You with my whole heart.