Completely convicted on the way home from work. I’m driving home listening to a cd of mp3s of my pastor’s sermons for the weeks i’ve missed in church and he’s doing a new series called The Office, so I’m listening and nodding away until….. Colossians 3:23-24!!
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.
In other words, don’t be a slacker, don’t be a half-assed worker, don’t just work when someone is looking, WORK WITH ALL YOUR HEART AS IF YOU WERE WORKING FOR THE LORD HIMSELF. Ouch…..!
I mean, I already feel guilty when i slack, but i can justify it away or explain it because my office just isn’t that busy most of the time and I’d be out of things to do soon.  But that isn’t what God says. God says DO YOUR BEST AT EVERYTHING YOU DO!
My pastor ended with a question: What would change if you went to work on Monday and for one week (a whole life is too much of a commitment apparently) committed to working with all your heart and doing the best job you could do? What would that look like? How might God bless that?
Seeing as I just spent the better part of the last two days slacking, I kinda got zinged on it. You know what’s so nice though about the whole thing? There is always a chance to do it differently tomorrow, or tonight, or next week, or whatever. He is the God of second chances (and third and fourth and so on) for sure. Grace and more grace, and then more.
Peace and Blessings on you all!


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