“Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.” Colossians 3:23 (NLT)
Work is the most profound duty of every man. A child is not required to work because he is still young. He can pick up a spoon and feed himself from the food given to him. Or he can allow an elderly person, be it his mother or his guidance to feed him. But a time will come when that child is grown up.
Then he is or must take it upon himself to go out there to look for job. He need not depend on his parent or someone else for survival.
Work is not a taboo neither is it a curse. It is mandatory for every living soul, irrespective of sex, race, nation or differences.
Many people hate their jobs while on the other side some people treasure theirs.
Those whose jobs are like hell for them, often do not have the chance to quit because these jobs may be their sole sources of survival. Some may just decide to stay on the job maybe because they have the choice to quit but they don’t want to.
And for those whose jobs are pleasant treasures, they will do whatever it takes to protect and guide them jealously.
What if those who don’t like their jobs are Christians? Do they have to treat their assigned posts with nonchalant attitudes?
Take a thoughtful look at the verse above. The Bible says in whatever you do, you must do it as if you are doing it for God and not for your boss(man).
You are not to hate your job and you are not to dislike your employer(s). It is true that your job is not pleasant for you BUT you are to work with LOVE!
This is too complicated to understand but with the wisdom of our precious Holy Spirit, I bet you will.
Forget about how ill-will you were treated at your post of duty. Ignore the mockery you got from your employer(s). Rather, work on with diligent. Be Faithful. Be Consistent. Be Loyal. Be trustworthy. Be Fruitful. And be Friendly.
All these positive vibes will change your negative out looks about your job and in due time, you will be rewarded.