You do work for someone beyond your boss. You work for Jesus. That fact is the most important thing you can know about your work and remember about your work. It’s much more important than the job itself, regardless of whether you’re a homemaker, a banker, a political staffer, a construction worker, a barista, or a corporate executive. No matter what you are doing, you are doing it to glorify Jesus.
If you keep that one idea in mind, it will change the way you think about your work and engage in your work. Why? Because when glorifying Jesus is our primary motivation, our work – regardless of what that work is in its particulars – becomes an act of worship. We are freed completely from thinking that our work isn’t without meaning and purpose, and we are equally freed from thinking our work holds some ultimate meaning. Even more, we discover anew the connection between our jobs and our primary identity as disciples of Jesus. We stop disengaging from our role as disciples from nine to five each day . On the contrary, our engagement with our jobs becomes one of the primary ways we express our discipleship to and love for our lord.
Work matters. Nobody disputes that. But working for the King matters more.
The Gospel at Work: How Working for King Jesus Gives Purpose and Meaning to Our Jobs by Sebastian Traeger and Greg D. Gilbert, 17
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