No doubt after the Fall work became tougher. “By the sweat of your brow”, God said to Adam, “will you have food to eat” (Genesis 3:19). This was to be the lot of Adam and his descendants and – the whole humanity.
But do not be despair, Good News is here! Work can be redeemed in Christ. In Christ, work now becomes a means of glorifying God. And even though we work in a fallen world, work becomes for us a primary outworking of God’s will in our lives. To the Christian slaves in Ephesus (regarding their attitude to their masters), Paul writes this: “Try to please them all the time, not just when they are watching you. As slaves of Christ, do the will of God with all your heart. Work with enthusiasm, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people” (Ephesians 6:6-7).
Next time… oh wait, tomorrow… No! Today! Try to see your work in this new godly perspective. Ronald A. Beers advice, “Do your work to the best of your ability as a service to God and others until God opens a door of opportunity for you to move on”. Amen?
THINK BIG. START SMALL. GO DEEP.