“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” (Colossians 3:24)
As Christian Women in the workplace, we know who we are truly working for. Although we may have Managers, Directors, or Owners we report to, we ultimately report to God on what we have worked on and how we did it. Although we may have tasks to complete for our Manager, we ultimately demonstrate to God if we have done our best. Although we have performance evaluations to deliver to employees, we ultimately report to God on how we have treated others.
Demonstrating God at Work involves knowing His Word and His principles, starting with realizing God is sovereign. He is sovereign in our church lives, personal lives, and work lives. As we read His Word and look for direction, we must never forget that God is the love and wisdom behind the principles dear to our hearts. As Christian Women in the Workplace, a general theme is to please God in our quality of work and our actions, reactions, and communication.
Our behavior should reflect our beliefs. There are numerous Bible verses and principles we can refer to when faced with decisions, conflicts, and stresses. There are times when the answer on what to do will be evident in God’s Word and other times when we need to look at the principles.
This week, make a commitment to memorize Colossians 3:24 and focus on three directions from this verse:
1. Work with all your heart. Do you think you are doing that? If not, ask God to reveal what might be holding you back.
2. Work for the Lord. Do you consider Him in your decisions and actions? If not, ask God to reveal why that might be and give you the wisdom, patience, and insight to always turn to Him first.
3. Work for the Lord and know that you will receive a reward. God has given a promise in this verse that can provide confidence and peace if and when you have to make difficult decisions.
May God richly bless you this week as you start to see your work as God’s work and your mission field that will honor Him and bless others. Over the next 52 weeks, we will be sharing how you can bring your faith to work and demonstrate God at Work … at work.
Have a wonderful week!
Bonny, Christian Women at Work