Monday, May 21, 2007

Whistle While You Work #12: God's Your Boss

Last post looked at us as being co-creators with God. While we are co-creators with God, partners, we have to understand that it isn’t an equal partnership. He’s the boss. And we’re working for Him.

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, 24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ. (Colossians 3:23-24)
Your boss isn’t your ultimate boss. God is. You work for Him. Is that compelling at all to you? It should be.

Think if the President of the United States (regardless of your political perspective) called you to be the official “whatever you do.” Official mechanic of the President, official dentist of the President, official cashier of the President. It doesn’t matter the job. That would be an amazing honor, wouldn’t it? Even if you weren’t thrilled about what you do, it would be incredibly honoring. It would infuse what you do with meaning. It would give you a reason to whistle while you work.

You’re living better than that. You are the official homemaker of the God of all creation. The official bus driver of the King of Kings. The official builder of the Lord of Lords. You aren’t where you are by accident. God has you there, at least for now, to serve Him. To work for Him. He is your boss. You work for Him. How’s that for an honor!? Serve your King well – and with joy! You’ve been chosen!

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