“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,”
Philippians 2:3 NIV
Good Morning and Happy Tuesday! I’ve been out of pocket for a few days taking a work related test. During the study time, I learned a great deal. While I hope I passed the exam, I am very content just knowing that I added value in my contributions at work. During my study time, Dominic (seen above) enjoyed relaxing with his catnip.
Do you ever dread doing the dishes, mopping, or cleaning the yard? Do you ever just wish the work week would end soon or dread hearing what the boss says? Dread is closely related to fear, which we know is not of God. As Christians we should always do our best regardless of what we are doing. I had gotten in the habit of saying “I’ve got to do . . .” all the time. One thing that helped me was to say “I get to. . . .”. A slight change of wording changes dread into opportunity.
Another thing that I’ve started doing is adding value to whatever I’m asked to do. I try to take the task a step further. I must admit that it is not always met with enthusiasm, but most recently I started reaping the benefits from above and below. Not only is my boss noticing and appreciating my efforts more, my staff are duplicating my actions. Isn’t that great! Adding value for other people is a great way to show your Christian spirit.
In order to appreciate and receive authority, we must learn to submit to authority. Regardless of what you do at home or in other places, always do it to the best of your ability, even if no one notices. God knows.
I hope you have a wonderful day! God bless you.