Why do you do what you do? What is your reason for going about your daily tasks? Is there a motivating factor that spurs you on? Can you define what it is that causes you to work hard? Are you doing everything for the glory of God?
We all have a reason for going about our daily lives. Sometimes it is a goal we are working toward. Sometimes we cannot put our finger on it, and it may seem we are simply muddling along with no goal nor a significant reason.
Let me make a confession. I am not a person who typically creates a five-year or ten-year plan with a goal in mind. Sure, I set goals. But I have never been one to plan in great detail how to reach those goals. What I have done is identify two or three smaller goals as steppingstones toward the larger goal. Though I have not always been a Christian, I have always trusted God to reward me for my work.
But trusting God to reward us for our work is different than working for his glory. What is the difference? The first viewpoint means we are working for ourselves. The second means we are working for God. I can be a store clerk and be working for God. I can complete all my tasks as though they were for God (and they are when he is the reason). How is this for God? When we have a smile on our face, a joyous attitude, and work hard, people want to know why. That opens the door for us to tell them about God.
When our whole purpose in life is to glorify God, everything we do becomes better. Glorifying him is not window dressing, but an internal change of heart. When our heart is in sync with God’s heart, we serve him and serve others.
I pray we all evaluate our reasons for going about our daily lives. I pray we stop living for ourselves and start living for God. I pray each one of us puts our heart in sync with God’s. Make God the reason for living. Make getting your heart in sync with God’s your goal. Do everything for God’s glory. Serve God. Serve others.
1 Corinthians 10:31 So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.