I’ve never understood people who don’t want to work at all. I remember my first day of working a job. I was 14 years old, nervous as can be but excited to step up and start being a man, getting a pay check. I bussed tables at a local restaurant. I’ll never forget the rush of putting on the uniform getting trained, and getting some stuff done! (Did I say getting a paycheck?)
Work has been turned from a curse to a blessing, all because of Jesus. #Provision
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.” Colossians 3:23
Now, I fully understand you may not be working in your dream job right now, you may be feeling stress, and you may be wishing you were paid more money, but Having a J-O-B is what grown ups do. It is a blessing from God. Work is the provision of the simple things.
4 Reasons Work is Good – Really Good
1. Work Gives Us Relationships –
Think of all the people at work who are your friends. (Now if you don’t have any friends at work, that may be saying something about you) Maybe it’s time to start trying to make friends. These people were put there so you could build relationship with them. You are not there on accident
2. Work Provides For Our Needs –
Did you eat this morning? Do you live under a roof? It’s simple really. The person who started the business you work for, is providing for your needs. You ate today because of them. That is something to be grateful for. Excessive work is evil, just the right amount is perfect.
3. Work Is Our Mission Field –
The people you work with, need to know Jesus, Period. Start viewing your job as an opportunity to help others. Look for a need and meet it.
4. Work Keeps Us Busy –
Since when has being busy been a bad thing? People complain about being busy all the time. Having a job keeps you out of trouble! And by the way, working hard helps us rest well.
So be thankful for your coworkers and your leader, honor him or her, thank them. Remember you know who you work for.
(By The Way – if you don’t have a job and want one, we would love to pray for you in person this Sunday)
Josh Conn is the founding pastor of 217church, a contemporary church in Mercer County NJ. 217church meets Sundays at 9:30am & 11:00am at Sharon Elementary school in Robbinsville, NJ. Visit www.217church.com for more information, or watch a weekend message here.