We are God’s co-laborer (I Corinthians 3:9)

In today’s technological world we are connected 24/7 to our work so that very often it occupies our thoughts and minds nearly every waking hour. Texts and emails continually flow to and from, thus making work continuous.  If not careful, we can live, eat and breathe work and in doing so, make it the centerpiece of our lives…often at the expense of family, health and even worse, the Lord. When this happens, workplace believers can inadvertently begin to worship their work. The Bible says that we are God’s Co-Worker (I Corinthians 3:9); therefore, our focus should be on seeing Him as He works beside us.  He is the One who enables us to accomplish our work and His purposes. He is the One who placed us there…and He is the One we live to please and serve. It is He who supplies all our needs and He whom we must adore. Our Lord engineers everything; and whatever He has called us to do or wherever He has placed us to work, our highest goal should be wholehearted devotion to Him. Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might…FOR HIS GLORY (Ecclesiastes 9:10). Live for Him and all else will take care of itself.

In 2 Corinthians 6:1, the Apostle Paul reminds the church at Corinth and us today that Christians have been called to labor together with God. He pleads with us not to receive the grace of God in vain. In other words, don’t squander or waste the partnership we share. Grace is the overflowing favor of God and it is always available to us. When we worship Him and not our work we receive His grace and daily provision. When we worship the One True God we will effectively serve others at work. When we worship God, we will be effective stewards of the gifts that He has entrusted to us. Whether we plant or water in God’s great field it is His work and we are privileged to be regarded as laborers together with Him. So take care not to worship your work but worship the Creator and the giver of your work. Keep your focus where it belongs…on Him. He is the One who gives you strength, direction, guidance and ultimately brings the harvest. His grace flows freely.

Your workplace challenge is to worship God through your work and not to squander this marvelous partnership He has provided. Allow His grace to flow freely in and through you. He is the source of everything good and our devotion must be whole-heartily on Him. Worship only God at work and make today count for His Glory.