"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, 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
How many times have you found a task to be difficult or not enjoyable? When we go about our work with a sour attitude, we just may get sour grapes in return. The task usually becomes even more difficult and our attitude becomes bitter. At the end, we’re exhausted mentally and physically, gaining nothing. What if we tackle the task differently with a servant’s attitude as if we’re serving the Lord in worship? Notice that with a changed focus we begin to think of all God has done for us instead of focusing on ourselves. We could never repay God for what He has done for us, but with our focus on Him, we now have the opportunity to honor Him with a humble servant attitude. After all, God is loving, faithful, forgiving, generous, kind, good and holy and with all of that said, He is still so much more. When our attitude toward serving is out of gratitude, it persuades us to serve more. We become humble and attract others to want to come and serve alongside us. We gain a heart filled with joy and we are pleasing to our Father in heaven. Men may never be satisfied with our service or even say thank you, but our reward is from the Lord and in Him we gain everything.
Before we begin to serve, we must remember to pray and ask God for His help. Then, if we fail, we repent and redirect our focus back to serving Him our Lord.
Posted on Mon, September 22, 2014
by Sam Petitfils