The morning prayer of my daughter, a kindergarten student, went something like this today:
“Jesus, when I go to 12th grade, help me to do great. When I go to college, help me to do great. When I get a job, help me not to lose my job.”
I smiled. She started out so positive…then became a realist.
Last week, the two of us had a discussion about a bus driver who lost his job because of a mistake he made. That likely triggered her to speak such a prayer.
The struggle is real…at times our jobs can be stressful. Hopefully, not so stressful to the point of losing it, but our work can have its challenges. You may be going through one right now.
I started to think about a recent struggle that I faced at work. I shared it with my husband, who reminded me who my boss was.
Colossians 3:24 says, “It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” First Corinthians 10:31 says, “…whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” That put things into perspective for me.
Over the last few weeks, I have seen my workplace as my mission field. When I do that, it reminds me that I am working as God’s servant. I’m on assignment.
It is easy to feel discouraged wen you come into work…the pressures of deadlines, ethical dilemmas, long work hours, living paycheck to paycheck. Sometimes it’s hard to remember our purpose in the daily routine.
Does your work task seem too much for you?
Whether your job is in the home or behind a desk or in front of a patient, remember it is the Lord Christ you are serving.