Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,
Colossians 3:23 NIV
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God has a plan for our lives, and as we put our confidence in Him, and yield to His will, He works out that plan perfectly. The heart of the plan is to put God first in all things. Paul the apostle puts that priority this way in Colossians 3:23: “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.” Wherever God has placed you, whatever you find to do with your life that gives you a sense of fulfillment, remember that you are serving the Lord above all. When we are at the centre of God’s will for our lives, we will find it easy to put our all into it. We understand that in a human sense, while we report to a boss and fit within a structure at work, our ultimate boss is God. Followers of Jesus ought to be the best employees ever, because we are not working for whoever is giving us a pay cheque, but for the One who has given us eternal life. We are a good witness for Jesus when we serve Him at work.
These have been words from the heart.