Col 3:23-24—“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Jesus that you are serving.”
What has the Lord called you to today? Today is laundry day over here and scrubbing down the fridge while squash is cooking at 350 degrees. Some days are behind-the-scenes days, and other days consist of more out-front work. Seen or unseen, we are called to work as unto our Lord, even when no one else is watching and there won’t be huge congratulations for a job well done. My husband won’t stand and applaud my efforts tomorrow as he puts on clean socks.
I don’t know about you, but human tendency is to believe that the “little task” days don’t really matter . . . but they do. God sees your faithfulness today. He sees your diligence at your job when your boss doesn’t. He sees your attention to detail and your integrity as you close business deals or clean up play-doh for the third time today. He sees your disciplined choice to not gossip in the teacher’s lounge or snap at a coworker who is definitely in the wrong.
As we are daily working as unto the Lord, our enemy wants to steal our joy by tempting us to compare our call to work with the guy’s on the left. Must be nice to be able to stay home with the kids full time, but some of us have to work. Or, What I wouldn’t give to go to an office today, have a career, and use the restroom without a toddler barging in on me. We want to look to the left and the right when God is wanting us to stay focused on running our own race.
Just like finely tuned race horses with our blinders on, we can make the mental decision to block out thoughts that cause comparison and distraction. With our focus set straight ahead and our eyes on Jesus, each day becomes an offering to Him. When we stand before Him after all those days have stacked up on top of each other, we will hear Him say, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.”
I’m cheering you on today as you run!