Today's scripture: Colossians 3:22-24
Few of us are able to do our "dream jobs." It seems like most of us
fall into whatever we do for a living, and sometimes, that's hard. I'm very
blessed that now I'm able teach writing and literature, which I love to do, but
for many years, I worked various jobs and much of the time, I did so just to
make a living.
I have been blessed with great bosses and co-workers, but far too often, the
jobs themselves were ... just jobs.
And far too often, I'd whine and complain, if only to myself. Why do I have to
do this? Or why can't I do that?
I found Colossians 3:23-24 years ago, and it put everything into perspective.
No matter what I was doing for an occupation, if I focused on doing it
"heartily, as for the Lord," I found myself more content. If I
remembered that it is the "Lord whom [I] serve, "I could find the joy
in doing whatever He'd called me to do for that season.
You may not be doing what you dream of doing. You may be "just" doing
a job. But no matter what, you can still find joy and contentment in where you
are now. You can still work "heartily" as you remember whom you
The Lord. Not men.