Most of us have a day job. You know, teaching kindergarten or working in a factory. Maybe you are a stay-at-home-mom or a hair stylist. Perhaps you have the luxury of working from home for your own business or maybe you work in retail. Maybe you’re a pharmacist or a doctor or a nurse. Maybe you work in a daycare. Maybe you work in a kitchen or at a hotel or a restaurant. Maybe you have two jobs – or more, just to make ends meet. Maybe you work night shift, or maybe you work days. No matter what we do, we have been tasked with doing it all for the Lord. Colossians 3:23-24 says,
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.
I don’t know about you, but I sometimes find it hard to do the laundry as if I’m working for the Lord. I find it difficult to work at cleaning the bathroom with all of my heart. When that difficult person at work makes my day more frustrating, I don’t work at my job with all of my heart. Most of my heart is taken up with grumbling and complaining. Sometimes I don’t feel like my day job falls under the category of working for the Lord.
So how do we work at the mundane tasks of life as if we are working for the Lord, not for human masters? How do we make babysitting or making dinner an act of worship to our King?
Throughout this month, our bloggers will be offering their stories and experiences from their own lives. How they have tried, and failed, and tried again. How hard it has been, and who has encouraged them. How they have accepted, or are still accepting the grace that is offered to each one of us as we seek to work for the Lord and work with all of our hearts, when our hearts are so frail and pulled in so many different directions.
And we want to hear from you, too. How do you work at your job, in your home, in your family, with all of your heart, as working for the Lord? What ways have you found to make the mundane things holy? To make the hard things worship? To make the daily tasks heavenly?
I hope you’ll join me this month in this journey of living out our calling as we work for the Lord with all of our hearts, no matter what we are doing.