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What's Your Motivation Behind What You Do?

Many days, I used to drag myself to work.

It’s not that I don’t love my job, for I do.

Rather it’s because I wasn’t seeing the bigger perspective about work in general.


Spending more time in the Word, I realized that the church in Acts seemed to do more “church-like” Kingdom work outside of the walls of the church buildings, right in the communities, wherever they were. Just as Jesus did.

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as though you were working for the Lord and not for people. – Colossians 3:23

Immediately my eyes were opened to the reality that Kingdom work was never meant to be limited within the walls of a building.

Kingdom work was always intended to be carried within the heart of everyone in the Kingdom, and shared with those who need to hear the Good News that they too are welcome in His Kingdom.

  • The Kingdom is within me, for I am His.

  • The Kingdom walks with me, for the King is with me wherever I go.

  • I work with the King, wherever I work

  • All my work matters for His Kingdom when I do it for Him.

  • When I am aligned with His heart for those around me, I am doing Kingdom work.

And I don’t need to be church staff, or in a church building to do so.

I only need to be lead by Holy Spirit, love with my Father’s heart, follow Jesus’ example of blessing those He encounters, and join them in doing their work.

For wherever I am, the Kingdom is too. And friend, the same is true for you!

When I go to work, I’m going to the Kingdom. I’m not working for the King, I’m working with the King. The Kingdom is not restrained to the walls of the Church. – Kris Vallotton

Taking This to God in Prayer

God, I have somehow believed the untrue thought that the only work for You which matters is the work done in church. However, Your Word is filled with encounters on roads, in homes, on boats - everywhere people are, You meet them there. Help me to bring this Kingdom mindset into my work place, that I might truly be a servant to all as You were and are, Jesus. That I might express how much You love them through my words and actions as I partner with You at work. Thank You for this revelation, and that I am never alone when I follow You. Amen

May our hearts be changed to see that wherever we find ourselves - at home or work, grocery shopping or in a meeting - we can choose to work for Him! And may we work for His glory, not ours.

Karla Lees, Christian Women at Work


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