Thursday, April 7, 2011

What Do You Do?

An employee was suddenly taken very ill at work and was rushed to the hospital. He was well liked by everyone for his constant humor and great disposition. The first one to visit him at the hospital was his boss.

Standing by the side of his bed and holding his hand, his boss encouraged him by saying, “John, please don’t worry about a thing. Just get well. We’ll all get together and do your work - as soon as we can figure out what you’ve been doing.”

It seems as though every organization has an employee named “John.” He’s over here, over there, everywhere but where he is supposed to be doing what he has been hired to do. He’s busy but doing nothing while others take up the slack.

Paul said to “Work with enthusiasm, as though you were working for the Lord rather than people.” We are encouraged to work responsibly as if Jesus were our supervisor. Even when we find our work unsatisfying or unfulfilling at times, we must always remember that God will reward us for what we do and how we do it, for we do it for His glory.

Prayer: Lord, when our work becomes difficult and we want to quit, encourage us to go on for You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture: Ephesians 6:7-8

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