Yo-Yo: Twiddling Your Thumbs (Bored) - Wednesday
I came to hate all my hard work here on earth, for I must leave to others everything I have earned.
People seem to live for the weekend, don’t they? Bringing an end to the work week, Friday is their favorite day. But not my husband! We laugh at him because he always tells us he loves Mondays! They are his favorite day of the week. He loves Monday because it brings a fresh new week to see all the opportunity.
Solomon lived for Fridays. He found his work to be futile. He discovered that the labor he put into his work was meaningless. Those who would come behind him to finish the work would not appreciate the hard work he had done, they might just change what came of his hard work, and would not know the value he placed on the work. So he found work meaningless... apart from God.
We cannot get around it: work is a reality in this life. But what if we made Colossians 3:17 our motivation for work? “Whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus.” What if our work became a way we worshipped God? What if we saw our work as more of a calling to serve our coworkers, care for our families, and display God’s love to our employers? God’s guidance in our work brings incredible purpose and meaning.
In our work, let’s not crowd out the opportunities for rest, worship, and eternal investments in the lives of others. We all get invited to belong to a relationship with Christ and in that we get to participate in Kingdom work, even in our workplace. Our job can be part of the way we give back. God calls us to a full life in Him; all of our life, including our work.
Today, I’m praying we find our work enjoyable as we see it from God’s perspective. The way we do the work we get to do makes all the difference.
- Do something at work this week that is out of the ordinary but will have eternal impact. Ask the Lord to show you what it might be that He would want you to do.