The Christian Public Servant – “where God has put you”

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January 2, 2018 – Tuesday

Reading

Colossians 3:17 [ESV] And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Reflection

My first job was at a grocery store. While I tried to do my best, I became discouraged by the seemingly pointlessness of this minimum wage job with few real benefits. When my discouragement became evident to everyone around, the manager pulled me aside. I thought he was going to fire me on the spot for my attitude, but instead he said: “You may find this job boring, but many wish they were working even here. And besides, this is where God has put you. So give thanks and do everything you can for His glory.”

What a boss! A Christian boss!! From then on, I did everything at work to please God and show how much this job was a blessing to me!

It’s so easy to be discouraged in the drudgery of work-life. You and I can put great effort into just making it through the day and, in the process, forget about all what God is doing. Scripture reminds us that everything we do as Christians should point back to Jesus.

So today at work, don’t let the monotony of routine keep you for doing everything you can for Christ. Give thanks for the job that you have – even if it’s not the job you want. Be an example to your coworkers by putting your best effort into every task despite its seemingly unimportance. Do everything you can to give glory to God through whatever you do.

Remember at work today, this is where God has put you. Do everything to give glory to Him!

Prayer

Heavenly Father, today please help me glorify You through my work. Let every task I perform point back to Your unmatchable glory and love. In Your Son’s name, I pray. Amen.

Brock Wolitarsky, M.A.
Customer Service Representative
Robert Half Agency
Snohomish, Washington USA

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