“And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;”
In this crazy, busy life that we lead, it can be easy to go for quantity over quality. We try to keep fitting more things in our schedules, even though they’re already slam-packed. And when it comes time to do a task, quite often, we just “get it done”. It’s not necessarily our best work, but we finished the job, and now it’s on to the next.
But Colossians 3:23 reminds us that in whatever we do, we should be doing it as if we were doing it for God (which we are). Stop and think about that for a moment. If you knew that God was checking the quality of your work, don’t you think you’d be putting a whole lot more effort into it? Proverbs 15:3 reminds us that God sees everything that we do.
This is the basis of a good work ethic. These are the people who others love to work with, who don’t pawn their work off on other people, who aren’t lazy, and who don’t like waiting until the last minute. While no one is eager to scrub the floor, once you’ve done it and done it to the best of your ability, you can take pride in knowing that that floor is really clean. People will know they can count on you when they ask you for help. They know you’re going to do what you say you’re going to do, and that you’re not going to cut corners. You’ll be the person that people will stand in line for to check out their groceries (even though there’s a shorter line elsewhere!). You have to choose to do your best.
It can be hard to put your whole effort into something. But by doing so, you do a much better job than just breezing through it. Doing the task as if God was grading it makes me put all of my effort into it, and it boosts your reputation, too. You’re not just the person who completes the task, but you are the person who goes above and beyond to complete the task. In everything we do, let’s do it as unto God, and not just to please men.
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Scripture taken from the Holy Bible, King James Version.