Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, – Colossians 3:23 (NIV)
Do you have a job? Or parents that make you do chores? Perhaps you know that soon you’ll be heading back to school, and you know that you’ll have assignments and work to do there.
Regardless of the type of work, as Christians, God is calling us to work for Him, not for others. That means our attitude should be good. What would your attitude look like, if you did your work as if Jesus was looking over your shoulder? Would it be better than it is, or the same?
Sometimes, it’s good to be reminded that in the things we do, we’re not just working for ourselves, but we’re also working for the Lord. So when your mom asks you to fold some laundry or help with dishes, remember that you’re not just doing the work for her. You’re doing it for the Lord.
So keep your heart right, your attitude good, and know that as you have a good attitude, others are watching and noticing. It might even open up a conversation with someone where you could point them to Jesus as a result of your obedience to God and good attitude.