Doing the Lord’s Work

Colossians 3:23(NLT)—Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than people.

Sometimes a chore seems like such a challenge.  It is not easy to do work that you don’t like doing.  Having a job you don’t particularly enjoy is hard to do a good job at.

Even when the atmosphere is hard to work in, or the people are hard to work for makes a job difficult to do.  I remember when I had a job where the older women loved to talk down other workers.  It was hard to do my job.  I went to the main boss and told him how it was affecting my work.  He called a couple of them, who were the worst gossips, into his office and discussed the problem.  It seemed to make it worse.  The looks they gave me were like they wanted to kill me or something.  It wasn’t easy but I ignored them and did my job.  I read the verse Colossians 3:23, and did it.  I did my job for the Lord.  My boss noticed the change in my work and was pleased.  I know the Lord was pleased, too.

Putting God’s Word into action is what we are to do.  James 1:22(NIV)—Do not merely listen to the Word, and so deceive yourselves.  Do what it says.

If you have a job you don’t particularly like, try to do it as you would for the Lord.  It really does help the job go easier.  Obeying the Word of God blesses Him and He blesses us back.

Psalm 40:8(Amplified)—I delight to do your will, O my God; yes.  Your law is within my heart.

This verse makes a very important point.  To have His law in our heart, we need to read His Word.  When we desire to know Him and want to obey His Word, we will learn what His will is as we read.  The more we meditate on His Word, the more we will retain and hold it close within our heart.

James 1:25(Amplified)—But he who looks carefully into the faultless law, the [law] of liberty, and is faithful to it and perseveres in looking into it, being not a heedless listener who forgets but an active doer [who obeys], he shall be blessed in his doing (his life of obedience).

When you get tired of doing a certain job or catch yourself feeling dragged down in your position, remember to do it for the Lord, not just for people.  It makes a big difference in your performance on the job.  Even if it is just for a little chore, like taking out the trash; if it is something you don’t like doing, think that you are doing it for the Lord and that He will be pleased.

Think about it.  Can you think of times when you could use this strategy to help your situation? Remember verse Colossians 3:23 and do it.

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