Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord. — 1 Corinthians 15:58
Work is a part of life. We work to meet our needs in life. We work to get that dream vacation or special vehicle. We work because we have to for our families survival.
When work comes up in a conversation it usually takes on negative tones. We don’t like our boss or another employee. We don’t like our schedule or feel as if we are overworked and underpaid. We can complain that it seems that we never get the cake job but get dumped on. And so on and so on. We work to just get to the weekend. If you think about it that is a bleak existence. I made the decision a long time ago that if I am spending the majority of my life at work, I might as well make the most of it and enjoy the time I am there.
The work of the Lord is no different. We can complain about everything that isn’t going right and whine and complain about every little thing or we can be steadfast, immovable and always abounding in the work of the Lord. Our livelihood on earth may not have eternal value but we can make that work have eternal value. We can make every workday, no matter what we do for a living, have eternal value by abounding in the work of the Lord and making it a part of our everyday life and work. No matter your lot in life you can make a difference in the lives of all those you meet through work for the kingdom. So abound in the work of the Lord knowing that your toil is not in vain.
Keep seeking and serving.
Continually seeking Him,