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 happy 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, not doing what he has been hired to do. He’s busy 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 obligated to work responsibly as if Jesus were our employer. Even when we find our work unsatisfying or unfulfilling at times, we must always remember that God put us where we are to do what He wants us to do and that His will and purpose for our lives is what matters most. He will reward us for what we do and how well we do it. We work to glorify Him.
Prayer: Lord, when our work becomes difficult and boring and tedious and we want to quit or perform poorly, reminds us that we do what we do to honor You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: Ephesians 6:7-8 Work with enthusiasm, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will reward each one of us for the good we do, whether we are slaves or free.