My work is not for myself. My work is for our God. That allows me to have an amazing attitude and smile when others might not. It allows me to go beyond what others might do since my mission is to please him. And so, with Joshua I say “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord”.
God has a goal for me. It is not my goal. No matter what, I am really serving God. It is that simple. That makes all the difference in everything I do.
Servants, respectfully obey your earthly masters but always with an eye to obeying the real master, the Messiah. Don’t just do what you have to do to get by, but work heartily, as the Messiah’s servants doing what God wants you to do. And work with a smile on your face, always keeping in mind that no matter who happens to be giving the orders, you’re really serving God. Good work will get you good pay from the Master, regardless of whether you are slave or free. Ephesians 6:5-8