Find Joy in Working for God

September 2, 2013

When I think of work, I wish I could tell you that I love it!  Unfortunately, work is one of those things in life we must deal with…unless we somehow receive a massive inheritance or are given enough money to live on without working.  Also, unfortunately, I am not one of those few people, thus, I work as the vast majority of us do!  While there are a few projects or days that I have worked and actually had fun, most days are just not like that.  We are obligated to go a place to put forth effort for another person, organization or business in exchange for being paid for our services.  Most of our income goes toward keeping a roof over our heads, a vehicle to get around in, and other necessities we must have.   Perhaps you see work differently, but most people I know would not choose to work simply for their health!  We work because we must.

Thinking of working for the Lord, however, is a completely different story!  When I think about serving God, I’m not dragging my feet like I do every morning when I get up for my job!  We ought to see working for the Lord in a different light than working our day jobs.  It should encourage us to know that God is blessed when we do His work.  We are His ambassadors, and we should be thrilled to hold that job title!

When we think of how many people we know and how many profess to love God, it is easy to realize the Christians are in the minority.  Because of this, our jobs of serving God are vital to showing others God’s love.  Jesus told the disciples this, “Then saith He unto His disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few,” (Matthew 9:37).  The laborers are few and far between.  Our labor for the Lord is so important, and God blesses us for the work we do for Him.  Nothing we do for God is in vain, and it all will be used for God’s glory!

Also, working for God doesn’t need to be a completely separate “job.”  We can incorporate it into our daily jobs as well with our witness!   Remember this verse David tells us:  “For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee,” (Psalm 128:2).  There is joy in laboring for the Lord!

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