By: Undre Griggs, Jr.
In the world, we don’t always feel like dealing with the abuse or lack of recognition. We don’t always feel appreciated or understood, but we cannot let that affect our effort. Our effort is a testimony to the Lord and of the Lord.
Matthew 5:16 (ESV): In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
Colossians 3:23 (ESV): Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,
We have to continually remind ourselves that we are not working for anyone but the Lord. That means we are not worried about earthly rewards and recognition. We are not easily deterred by people, because our work ethic is only contingent on Jesus Christ (and He has never let us down). When we keep our eyes on the Lord, it is easier for us to remember that everything we have was given to us. Therefore, there is nothing we can do in life that cannot be used for the glory of God.
1 Corinthians 10:31 (NIV): So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
Romans 11:36 (NKJV): For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen.
Our days on this earth are not promised to us and we need to live every moment for the Lord. We cannot let the roller-coaster that is life stifle our effort and representation of Christ. Neither should we assume any task cannot be used for the furthering of God’s kingdom. Our lives and talents are precious to God and should be precious to us; live today without regret as if Christ was returning tomorrow.