Your God-Given Responsibility at Work

Some of us are blessed with good employers while others feel cursed. What does God think about that? Does your response matter to Him? Does He want you to give them what’s coming to them, or does God have something else to say? Let’s see what the Bible says. The wording is “bondservant”, but it refers to employees.

“Bondservants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh, not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but in sincerity of heart, fearing God. And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ. But he who does wrong will be repaid for what he has done, and there is no partiality.” Colossians‬ ‭3:22-25‬ ‭NKJV‬

Here’s what it’s saying:

Do your job as you are doing it for the Lord. That changes our whole perspective. We are not to be brown-nosers or to do these with bitterness in our hearts.

If your employer is wrong, God will take care of that. Let God deal with them. (He does a better job.)

You and I can change our attitude right now and ask God to forgive us for a sour attitude. You will please God and potentially change your work environment through your obedience to God.

Author: Matthew Winters (The Comeback Pastor)

Born and raised in Portsmouth, VA, I eventually landed in upstate SC because when God calls I move. I gave my life to Christ in 1987 and surrendered to the call to ministry in 1997. I am a three-time graduate from Liberty University and Theological Seminary: BS in Religion (2003), the MA in Religion (Leadership concentration - 2006), and the Master of Divinity (Pastoral Ministries - 2013). I have served as a worship leader and senior pastor in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia since 1996. After experiencing a divorce, God graciously gave me my wife, Jennifer, whom I married in September 2015. Between the two of us, we have 6 children. I am the Lead/Founding Pastor of Overcomers Church in Walhalla, SC, a church plant that is helping those who have been overcome by life to become Overcomers in Christ. Jennifer and I both love people and long to see them enter into a relationship with Christ and walk in the power of His Spirit. I pray that these thoughts I share will challenge and inspire you to greater heights and deeper depths for the glory of Christ.

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