Have you ever got to a point in your work where you asked yourself “What are you working for?” Let’s face it; work can only be so exciting. There will be days where you want to quit and go and do something else. Don’t do you work for the paycheck. Work for eternal purposes.
Don’t work for the food that perishes but for the food that lasts for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set his seal of approval on him.
Jesus told his disciples in John 4:32 “I have food to eat that you do not know about.” This puzzled them, but that is because their stomachs directed them. Jesus’s motivation was to do the will of His Father who sent him. He didn’t do anything out of selfish motive. He wanted people to hear the good news and for those who were hurting to be touched.
What are you working for? I know it is important to put food on the table for your family, but Jesus gives us something much more important to live for. We need to be responsible and provide the basic needs for those under our care, but it can’t be the sole motivation. We need to work in such a way where we are accomplishing the will of God.
Does that mean we need to quit our current job? No, by all means, no! God has you where you are to minister to those around you. They are your mission field, and you are to pray for them daily, love them always, and speak God’s Word into their hearts when you get an opening. Change your focus today. Be the best worker at your job that you can be, become invaluable to your supervisor because of your knowledge and work ethic, but work for a higher purpose. Don’t work for the paycheck. Ask yourself today “What are you working for?