The Emerald Girl

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Be Kind and Work Hard

"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 reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving"
-Colossians 3:23, 24
 
 Growing up my Mother always used to tell me to work as if I was working for the Lord. I credit that as a huge part of my work ethic. I remember doing chores when I was younger and really not wanting too but thinking about this and then being excited to do it well. (Ironically, I am writing this blog post at work. I'll consider it a break). If you were working for the Lord, you would do the most exceptional job that you are capable of doing. You would be focused and not fall prey to easy distractions, such as blogging or social media. (Hint: my tip to fight against the distraction of the vast Internet land is to keep a pad of paper by my side  and whenever I get an urge to look at something, I just write it down and look at it later if I still have an interest). While reading my morning Bible chapter, this was the verse of the day. It was a pleasant reminder. Sometimes when I feel like my job is so mundane or just not worthy, I need to remember that I am doing this work for the Lord. It renews my sense of excitement in the task at hand. It gives me a goal and something to work for. It's not always about the actual work but more about how you and how you treat that work. I love to refine myself from the inside and this is one of the verses that calls you to refine your attitude. Whatever we are doing, we may serve God through it.

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