Recently, I had to make a return at a local grocery store. Before I could proceed to the customer service desk, one of the workers greeted me, and asked if he could see my return. He diligently rummaged through the items marking each tag to signify a return, and then marking those same items on the receipt. I’m so happy to have a job during this time, so I want to make sure I’m doing everything right, he said while completing this task.
This man’s posture toward his job was an example to me.
No matter where we work, no matter the assignment before us, we should work diligently and with our best effort. God is preparing us for elevation. In this preparation, we can’t be so focused on a better job, more money and more freedom, that we aren’t faithful over the work currently in front of us.
“‘Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches? And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else’s property, who will give you property of your own?’” (Luke 16:10-12 NIV)
As we serve in the capacity of employees, parents, spouses, students, etc., we must do our very best as if we’re serving the Lord – no matter the task.
“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.” (Colossians 3:23-24 NIV)
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