Who Do You Work For?

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It’s important to know who you are working for.

No, it isn’t for your employer.

No, it isn’t for yourself.

No, it isn’t for your pastor.

No, it isn’t for your spouse or your family.

Paul writes: “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving” (Colossians 3:23, 24).

That’s a perspective changer, isn’t it?

It changes the things you do.

It changes where those things come on your list of priorities.

It changes how you do things.

It changes the attitude with which you do things.

It changes how long you do things.

The workplace, the home, the church, can be challenging places to work. But the “game-changer,” the perspective-changer is Who we are actually working for. When we work for Christ, we can follow wholeheartedly Paul’s instruction given earlier in Colossians 3, “whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him” (vs. 17).

Christ "put it all out there" for us, at the cost of His life. The least we can do is "put it all out there" for Him.


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