By Maggie Lasher
It’s Monday – another hot day in Cartersville doing the same old thing. More of the same old, same old: whether you work inside or outside the home, sometimes that “job” just seems endless and meaningless, unappreciated and unrecognized. You wake up with a feeling of malaise, a general feeling of “meh”.
When you’ve lost your joy, your energy, your enthusiasm, you may find yourself wondering “why bother?” Friend, wake up! You are under attack! Attacks from the enemy come in many forms. The ones most often identified are death, illness, betrayal, financial crisis – basically anything that uses the word “crisis”. But there are more subtle ways that the enemy attacks that are just as deadly to our well-being. Being “meh” is one.
“I know you inside and out, and find little to my liking. You’re not cold, you’re not hot—far better to be either cold or hot! You’re stale.” ~ Revelation 3:15 MSG
We’re advised to work as if all we do is for the Lord and not for unappreciative humans.
“Whatever you do, do it from the heart for the Lord and not for people.” ~ Colossians 3:23 CEB
This advice is not so we will work harder but so that we will receive the joy from working for and with God! Joy comes when we live in God’s presence. Do all (seemingly meaningless and unappreciated) work yoked with Jesus by your side.
“You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.” – Psalm 16:11 NIV
Whether your work is appreciated and noticed by others, be assured it is noticed and appreciated by your Lord and Savior. Nothing you do for God is ever wasted.
“So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.” ~ 1Corinthians 15:58 NLT
Others may seem to have more “worthy” occupations but know that God is always watching and appreciating your efforts as you work joyfully yoked with Him in the work He has assigned you.