What does it mean to you to work? Do you like the work you do? Is your job rewarding? Is your place of work the only place you work? Have you thought about the work you do outside your job? Are you working for God?
We often think of work as the job we are hired for. Working at our jobs are a significant part of the work we do. There are some who define who they are by the job they have. But the job we have does not, and I dare say should not, define who we are.
I submit to you that we all work at many things outside our jobs. Parents work at providing for their children and keeping them safe. We work at cooking meals, maintaining our homes and vehicles, volunteering, coaching, and helping others. We don’t often think of these activities as work, but they are.
So, when we talk about working for God, for the vast majority of us, that work falls into the category of working outside our jobs. It competes with those other activities. But the work we do for God is wider and more comprehensive than all those activities put together.
Working for God includes working on yourself, having an attitude of God, allowing Him to permeate everything we do, praying, seeking to know him better, and all those things listed above. Truly working for God is putting him in the middle of everything we do, including our jobs. It means hearing his instruction and following it.
I pray we all choose to work for God. I pray we hear God’s instruction and follow it. I pray each one of us allow God to permeate everything we do. Hear God’s Word. Read God’s Word. Choose to follow God’s instruction. Allow God to permeate your life. Choose to work for God.
Hebrews 6:10 God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.