Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | February 20, 2017

Pleasing Him

feb-20“Don’t work only while being watched, in order to please men, but as slaves of Christ do God’s will from your heart.”  Ephesians 6:6 (HCSB)

How do we act when the boss is watching?  What do we do when they are nowhere in sight?  Our work ethics or lack thereof shout loud.  Agreeing with our boss in one breath and then when they exit the room grumbling and complaining doesn’t solve anything.  Taking on a project to impress our boss, but then failing to do our part results in unpleasant consequences.  Texting overrides doing our work positions us in a bad light.  Being late becomes the norm when the boss is away ruins trust. Exaggerating our abilities yet failing to meet deadlines compromises our integrity.  Too much chatter and not enough work done….. the list could go on and on and on.

 

Regardless of what we promise, proclaim or attempt to convey – the truth lies in what we actually do.  When the boss is away, God is always present.  What does He see in our 8 to 5?  Is God pleased with our attitude, interactions with co-workers and respect for our boss?

 

Flip side….if we’re the boss how are we treating the people who work for us?  Do we push our workers too hard, overloading them with our work while we claim the credit?   Are we overly critical of their best efforts while excusing their positive qualities?

 

Ephesians reminds us that our ultimate Master is in Heaven –  regardless of who the boss is on earth.  Favoritism doesn’t exist in the presence of God.  He doesn’t have one set of rules for the office administrator and another set for the Corporate Executive.  God holds us all up to the standard of holiness that is centered on pleasing Him out of love and respect.

 

“Father, everything we do, every way we respond reflects the condition of our hearts whether we are at work or at home.  Help us to remember that You are always present in our world.”

 

 

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Women’s Life

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