August 15, 2017 – Tuesday
Ephesians 2:8-9 [NIV] For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is a gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.
There are gifted coworkers who appear to be perfect and receive all the praise and support from management. They always get everything right the first time, and life seems easy for them. Yet, you work tirelessly trying to accomplish the same thing, doing the same job, but never receiving any recognition. That can be frustrating, right?
As a Christian Public Servant, you should be an example of excellence and character in the workplace – but also realize that your worth is not in your job or in the recognition received. Your worth is in the finished work of Christ, provided through grace, as you exercise faith. As your efforts become focused on glorifying Him, He will reward you in return.
At work today give your best. Honor your supervisor’s requests. Encourage your coworkers. Bless the citizens you serve compassion. And thank God for the gift of a job. Your attitude and spirit will be noticed, and He will reward you for your faithfulness. Not because of what you have done, but because of what He has done through you.
Lord, You blessed me in so many ways. Continue to show favor in my deeds for You, and help me to grow more and more in faith and awe of You. Thank You for all that You continue to bless me with. In Your name, I pray. Amen.
Sara Garth, M.A.
Robertson School of Government
Virginia Beach, Virginia USA