Good work is like running water.
We have all come to think little of it when we see it yet wouldn’t know what to do if it ever went missing.
Good work is a rare commodity because good work comes from men and women who strive to be able to take pride in what they produce.
We live in a world where working simply means to drag yourself out of bed every day to go to someplace you don’t want to go, talking to some people you don’t want to talk to, and complete some tasks you rather not even touch.
In our world, work is a burden, a necessity, a chore to be completed for the sake of survival then despised for its unyielding toll.
Yet, imagine something for a second, imagine a world where nobody did any work.
No mail would ever arrive because nobody ever delivered it, the store shelves are always empty because nobody ever restocked, the police would never arrive because nobody was ever on duty.
We are surrounded by hardworking people so much that we have become completely desensitized to it.
We take full advantage of the hard work of others yet sometimes hesitate to do so ourselves.
That’s not right.
23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,
In whatever it is we do, no matter how insignificant or tedious it may be, we as Christians ought to do it not just to give back to the people who do so much for us without our realizing it, not just for the ability to provide for our needs, but most of all for the glory and honor of Christ Jesus.
When you put forth your best effort, goodness will naturally find its way to you.
Whether it’s by improving the quality of your work and making you a more desirable employee, by or being able to better provide for yourself or family, or by helping to bring order and tranquility to your place of work to increase its prosperity, one thing will always be true.
When you work to the best of your ability, you are doing good for God, yourself, and the world around you.
The importance of taking pride in your work is that through your best efforts you make the world a more beautiful place and make yourself a more capable person.
Yet even more so, the importance of taking pride in your work is that you become a person who is able to be consistent with the things that truly matter to you.
Your relationships take work to manage.
Your marriage takes work to maintain.
Your kids take work to raise.
The things that we love the most in life often require sacrifice.
And to those that see any kind of work or any kind of sacrifice as something to be avoided and never endured, the price that they pay is the cost of the things they love the most.
So strive to become a person that is strong enough to do the things you don’t want to do with character and excellence so that when it comes time for you to do things you do want to do, or need to do, you can be comforted by the fact that you have become a man or woman that can handle anything and can never be defeated.
Take pride in your work and aim to find comfort in the fruits of your toil and sacrifice, because when you these things to the best of your ability, you become a better servant of God.
Yes, in these things, you become royalty.
This is 30 Days of Growth: Day 9.
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