Good Day or Bad Day

What is your attitude toward work? Do you put forth your best effort? Or do you only put forth the minimum effort to get by? Who are you working for? Are you working for your boss? Yourself? Or are you working for God?

We all have good days and bad days. To some degree, whether it is a good day, or a bad day is within our control. Not because we can control all the events that happen, but because we can control our attitude. A good attitude makes for a good day.

We may be facing daunting tasks on any given day. They can cause us to feel overwhelmed, to the point wanting to give up. We may have weeks or even months of facing an uphill battle. It can wear us down, causing us to grow weary, desiring relief. Yet, we can persevere and overcome those feelings. How?

We persevere and overcome through our faith. It is not always easy, but it is easier the stronger our faith is. When we look at everything we do as though we are doing it for God, it changes our attitude. Our faith tells us God will provide a way. But we must be careful not to be focusing on the task for our own reasons while telling ourselves it is for God.

To ensure our focus is on God, we often must take a step back to review our motives. We must ask ourselves why a specific task is important. When at our workplace, the task may be important because our boss has told us it is. But when it is a task around our homes or for our family, the motives can quickly become selfish rather than for God. Here is the bonus we receive when we work as though we are working for God, He rewards us in unimaginable ways.

I pray we all check our attitudes throughout each day. I pray we do everything as if we are working for God. I pray each one of us give up our selfish desires for God’s desire for us. Keep a positive attitude. Focus on God. Pursue God’s desire for you. Know God will reward you. Trust His promises.

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

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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