“Man goes out to his work and to his labor until the evening.” Then the same situation repeats itself, like clockwork or, worse, a rat race.
Does this seem vexing for you?
Do you still find meaning, joy or happiness in your work?
Let me show you how to turn your work into a more meaningful and enjoying time to spend with.
1. Take Your Work as God’s Gift.
Many people take a work as a burden rather than a blessing. However, the concept of work from the biblical point is that it is a gift from God.
In fact, God is the first employer and benevolent taskmaster. “The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.”
As such, to work is a privilege in this life. “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might, for there is no work…in Sheol [a place of the dead], to which you are going.”
So take a moment and regain your perspective in life. Are you living to work? Or you are only working for a living?
2. Transform Your Work into a God-glorifying Service.
If you want to have a new meaning to your work, you must make a decision to do everything for the glory of God. This is a matter of a changed heart at work.
On top of this is taking a new working principle. This is best described in the following instruction:
“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.”
This means if you want to transform your work into a ministry, then the key is doing everything for God’s glory because He is your real Boss.
3. Thrive In Whatever You Work On.
How are you going to succeed in your work?
If you want to succeed and prosper in whatever you do, try it God’s way.
Here are prime principles to ponder and practice so that you will prosper:
- Prepare. “Prepare your work outside; get everything ready for yourself in the field, and after that build your house.”
- Plan. “Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.”
- Professionalize. “Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men.”
- Persist. “Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.”
- Prosper. “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.”
The beauty of the biblical principles I’ve shown above is that you’re not just going to be a success but eternally significant.
So, why work and settle for just an ordinary job when you can go for an extraordinary one?
Glenn Plastina © 2017