Who do you work for? For most of us, that’s an easy question, right? It’s whoever signs your paycheck. But when you work for a person or company, your purpose and labor can only reach the heights bound by the laws of this earth.
Now, what if your boss was God, and instead of just getting one project done at a time, your scope of work would suddenly include heaven too. You would become a kingdom-thinker with a global vision for God’s glory.
This is what pastors do daily, but do you have to be a pastor to think and act this way? Can you be a “kingdom-thinker” in your current job? Are you willing to work at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for a person?
Jesus’s call to all of us is to “Do the work of an evangelist” (2 Timothy 4:5) and share the Good News with your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers. I believe if we all worked for God instead of the boss in the corner office or the manager on the floor, we would, as a country, be in a very different position. Jobs would be done with more zeal, relationships would be cemented with tougher stuff, and our eye on the prize would rise higher than just a paycheck or a pat on the back from an executive. We would work “at cause” instead of “because.”
So, the next time you walk into your workplace and feel the burden of working “because,” envision your REAL BOSS and remember He’s the Reason for everything you do or say and then work accordingly!