Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord. 1 Corinthians 15:58
Job satisfaction is a big plus for any who are in the workforce. Trouble is, it often eludes many when long hours, difficult employers; travel distance and a host of other negatives make their demands in the jobs we might have. We can even end up legitimately saying – “the job is not worth my effort.” So, we either, ‘suck it in’ and put up with it because our options are limited – or we look for other employment to ease the pain of no job satisfaction. We all have the freedom to do either or.
But we need to always remember that our “work of the Lord” is always inclusive of whatever we do. The Lord’s work is an overriding employment, no matter where we are. Never go down the track of thinking that we have a “work of the Lord” responsibility and a ‘work for myself’ responsibility. Your “work of the Lord” is a seven-day week, operation. This does not mean you need to stay where you are in employment situations as you have the freedom to do whatever. But we need to understand, whether on the shop floor, the classroom, in the home, or relaxing on vocation – we are under orders as slaves of the our loving Master.
We are to be steadfast in all we do. This means we are not to waver in our testimony as believers in Jesus Christ. We are not to bow under pressure to conform to worldly standards or ethics. We are to are be immovable in this testimony and be a light that never dims. And we are to be abounding, or consistent in this testimony. Why? Because this is “the work of the Lord” And guess what? No matter where you are or what you do this overriding work ethic will never be in vain. It will always prove fruitful, satisfying and rewarding both here and in future glory.