Genesis 2:15 (MSG) God took the Man and set him down in the Garden of Eden to work the ground and keep it in order.

According to the book of Genesis the Lord put Mankind to work right from the beginning, work is to be part of the believer’s life. We all have daily tasks, and many people of God hold jobs outside the home. Some people view these jobs as drudgery. Others wake up excited to face the day’s challenges. What is your outlook about work?

There is an important biblical principle to follow if you are going to enjoy your work: View yourself as a servant. This might be hard if you feel unappreciated or your coworkers are difficult. But consider the example that the Lord set for us. He was rejected, tortured, and crucified. Yet Jesus was willing to serve even His tormentors with His attitude and, ultimately, with His life. (Colossians 3:23-24) states, “Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men. “It is the Lord Christ whom you serve.”

No job is perfect; each position has negative aspects. But we can find joy and excitement even in the most menial task when we decide to work for God. Choose to serve Christ in all you do. After all, why face each day with dread when you could experience excitement and anticipation? I have discovered God is all about work, and the enemy of our soul wants us to despise and feel like prisoners in our work places. Enjoy your day family and be grateful for your job and work in strength of God!

Pastor James Baker Jr.

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