As we finish up our month focusing on Spring Cleaning, we are going to take another look in our souls, clearing out the cobwebs, and checking our motivation. So, here we go!
There are things that none of us want to do. But we have to.
There are things that we are asked to do and don't want to. But we have to.
It may be at the request of a client, a co-worker, a family member, your boss, a neighbor... plenty of people make requests of you, be it your time or otherwise. I can say there have been times when I have been asked to do something and just want to roll my eyes and respond with a firm "no." But I don't. I may mentally respond in that way, but in reality I give a "sure, no problem," kind of response.
We will all be asked to do things we don't want to do. We will all be asked to do things we don't think are necessary or important. But as I am learning, we must do them anyways. Not begrudgingly, but joyfully. Why? Because we're not doing it for them.
With those two scriptures in mind, work ethic and work attitude is revolutionized. All of those ridiculous tasks are no longer so ridiculous. That annoyance that creeps in when asked to do something outside of your job description is silenced. Why? Because we aren't working for our boss or even our clients, we are working for our Lord.
I have been mediating on these verses. Anytime I get frustrated I remind myself, "I am doing it for Jesus.... I am doing it for Jesus." I challenge you to do the same. It may not change anything at work, but it will change you. It transforms your heart and revolutionizes the way you work. It isn't about working anymore, it is only about serving. Serving God.
People can have their opinions. They may think we don't do enough, or we do too much, but their opinions aren't supreme. It's God's opinion that should be the motivation behind everything we do. And it is important to remember that God sees it all. He sees what we do, but He also see how we do it.
Keep doing what you're are doing, knowing you are doing it for Jesus. This will keep your motivation set on pleasing God and not man, and your heart clean before God.