“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 NIV
This is the second time Colossians 3:23 has been mentioned in a short period of time. I believe You are trying to change my perspective of work, so that I have more joy in it; I create even more value; I know its long-term ROI way beyond worldly benefits – but for the Kingdom; I am more focused; and I am fully immersed in it.
This means that:
1. I rejoice even in the repetitious, mundane, seemingly boring aspects. They help further the gospel; and it’s funny how the smallest things become the biggest things when they are missing or defunct, right?
2. I am focused on deep work that sets me apart. Why would I want to do what someone else can, and be a commodity? I’m not here to be a carbon copy. And also – in a world where people are just swimming on the surface, it’s easy, refreshing, and more valuable to go the extra mile in whatever I do. It sets me up for breakthroughs and brings me closer to who I truly am and what I’m uniquely built to do.
3. I make work my ministry. Loving people and serving is part of the business model – not only when I have time and extra funds.
4. I’m saying “no” to multi-tasking and “good,” “great,” and “seems fun” projects and making room for only “heck yeah” ones. I need to be more comfortable with the white space and not packing tasks into every currently open space – because I’m making room for God to bring in opportunities and wisdom I would’ve never had nor considered, and that’s where my world changes. I do NOT want opportunity knocking and I have to turn it away due to no vacancy.
5. I cut out the unnecessary, reactive, and toxic habits and find more effective ways to do things.