At times, it can be very easy to not do your best.
When a task at work becomes tedious, boring, or difficult, it takes a lot of self-control to not allow yourself to become complacent. It’s difficult to give 100% to a job you find hard or just plain boring.
On the flip side, it can be just as stressful working a job for a boss you can’t respect. Perhaps he or she has unrealistic deadlines, or they don’t value your work, or maybe they’re just not a nice person.
It’s a good thing that our motivation to work well doesn’t need to be based on how well we like our job or our bosses.
According to Colossians 3:23, we are told to “Whatever [we] do, [we should] work at it with all [our] heart[s], as working for the Lord, not for men” (NIV).
Whatever your job is, God sees it as an acknowledgement to him if you apply yourself as if working on it for him. Ultimately, he is the best, most just, most understanding boss to work for anyway.
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