In the world but not of it

February 19, 2010

Meet the new boss…

Filed under: Uncategorized — In the world but not of it @ 5:00 am

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

Tomorrow when you show up for work you will be surprised to learn that you have a new boss.

This applies to all whether you work in a church in full-time ministry and report up to the senior pastor or you work in the world and have a supervisor. Whoever is your boss today won’t be tomorrow.

You are a professing believer. You accepted Christ as your Lord AND Savior. You were bought with a price and your life is no longer your own – remember?

Each day you wake and spend time in the Word (hopefully) and in prayer. Often you cry out to God for answers to situations in your life. You wait expectantly for those answers to come.

Yet when you go to your place of employment you tend to get caught up in the thick of it, the stress associated with getting things done and handling the workload and the ongoing relationships you maintain at work.

Many of us seem to forget this admonition in Colossians 3:23. We view our worldly boss as the ultimate authority and we tend to get anxious about the jobs we have.

But tomorrow you and I will or should have a completely different perspective. We are to work for the Lord in whatever we do.

Honestly, have you ever considered this very important fact – you are called to do whatever you do as if you were working for the Lord himself. That you actually report into Him each working day and that your efforts, objectives, goals, anxieties and pressures are all subject to Him?

Maybe this is a radical thought for some of you but it needs to be the standard in our lives. Oh how our work ethic, our attitude towards those that rub us the wrong way, our productivity…would all be impacted positively.

Neglecting my business? My business is to extend the Kingdom of God. I only cobble shoes to pay expenses. —William Carey, as a shoe cobbler, when accused of neglecting his business because of his ministerial effort

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