What Do You Do?
What Do You Do?
How do you answer the question “what you do”? Do you identify your work based upon your position and title or by your purpose? What is the purpose of your work?
Work is a means to your purpose. In Genesis, God put man in the Garden of Eden to work the garden and take care of it. Work started before the fall of man. Because of Adam and Eve’s rebellion and sin, “cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life. It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return.” Genesis 3:17-18
The ground was cursed, not work. Work is redemptive through Jesus Christ. Jesus redeemed you from the curse of the ground. He has reconciled you and forgiven you of your sin. Work is redemptive and gives you purpose.
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Colossians 3:23-24
Who is your boss? It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Your eternal inheritance comes from God, not from man. Man wants you to work for him and receive the temporal benefit.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. 2 Corinthians 5:17-20
Your work purpose is as an Ambassador in the marketplace. Your real work is to bring the message of reconciliation to God. When you received Christ, your old nature was gone and your new purpose of challenging people to be reconciled to God through Jesus Christ began.
Your work is your ministry. Your new job description is as an ordained workplace minister. Your work is for your employer, Holy God, the maker of heaven and earth. Your purpose is to bring Glory and Honor to HIM.
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