Verse of the Day: You Work for God, Not Your Boss!


23 And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, 24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.

Colossians 3:23-24 (NKJV)

I love these verses because everyone has problems at work. I know I do. And everytime my boss gets on my nerves, I just remember this verse and remember that my ultimate boss is God Himself! We should work not for the sake of men (and women) but to God. Our work should be a sacrifice unto God and we should work hard, not for the praise of man but for the praise of God Almighty! Wouldn’t that just change your whole perception of work? Just a thought…

From the Life Application Bible:

Since the Creation, God has given us work to do. If we could regard our work as an act of worship or service to God, such an attitude would take some of the drudgery and boredom out of it. We could work without complaining or resentment if we would treat our job problems as the cost of discipleship.

6 thoughts on “Verse of the Day: You Work for God, Not Your Boss!”

  1. I toil in an inner-city convenience store and have to deal with a never-ending parade of walking social problems. (street people, alcoholics, gangbangers, bums, panhandlers, shoplifters, freebie-seekers, lottery addicts, assorted scam artists, you name it)

    I did not sign up for inner-city street ministry – I tried that some years ago when I volunteered in a homeless ministry and decided it wasn’t for me.

    If I had wanted to do street ministry I would be back there. Why don’t you try working in an inner-city convenience store and write again on the topic?

  2. Thanks, Henry.

    We should be doing our work not to please our boss but to please God. If you’re asked to mow a lawn you’d mow a lawn. But, if God asked you personally to mow a lawn… I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty sure I’d make that the best looking lawn I’d ever seen. I believe that’s the point that Paul was try to make here. That being said, Minimum Wage, I would encourage you to work and do everything you do, not for the paycheck, not for your boss, not for a good feeling it gives you, but for the Glory of God. If seen by others that you’re doing well turn and give Him the glory for it. “Gosh, I appreciate the complement, but you should know that I’m getting the strength to do this from my Lord Jesus Christ. HE deserves the credit.”

  3. Good Day Brothers I Have A Comment: That I Want to Work To God and I Will Work For Him Because He Gave Me a Vision That I Will Be Greater Than Any Rich Person like For an example Bill Gates,Opra and Many More and i do give Respect but We that are The Lord’s Sons and We Should be The ones Up High and make ministry for all of the World. We should also make New Laws (God’s Laws) for all the People who are Lost, will now be Saved and make all the World neal Down and Praise to the one Almighty Jesus Christ. Thank You God Bless.

  4. If only servants of God and believers worldwide will understand this,then this earth will become heaven.
    Because the monent we understand it and begin to do it that way,heaven must bless us..
    Men should do their best to please God more than anybody and anything else
    Be blessed the more

  5. An interesting discussion is definitely worth comment.
    I do believe that you ought to publish more on this topic,
    it may not be a taboo subject but usually people do not discuss these topics.
    To the next! Best wishes!!

  6. To God be the Glory! Just to share my testimony with all if you who have read and will read this post. I have been working in the Sam position for a little over 20 years and I’m 46 years old. Every year after my first four, I have seen others, who have worked beside me, promoted to positions higher than mine. At first I didn’t complain and I was happy for them….I still feel happy even after all these years for others who have come aboard and received promotion and promotion, though I was told I could be promoted if I obtained a driver license, I would be an office manager….I’ve been told this for the last 15+ years. I have received raises, but no promotion of any kind. With every year passing, I continue to work hat and give my best under each office manager / supervisor at the last 5 developments I’ve transferred to. However since day one I have been mistreated by co-workers older than me and by office managers over me. At first I keep a smile on my face, working diligently without complaint, but I must admit for awhile it was easy. I have been support staff for a total of 8 managers in the 20+ years. The hardest ones were managers #2, #7 and #8 the current one. Manager #2 apologized 2 years after finding employment elsewhere. Manager #7 was so cruel I developed anxiety and depression, she called herself a Evangelist. In 2015 she was demoted, now this current one #8 is so horrible and she excuses it by claiming to be bipolar. To speed up…I have become just like Cain…complaining and resentment is in my heart. I still give my best and help her every time she asks me, but I don’t do it joyfully anymore. Yesterday at a meeting I asked if I could transfer to another site and was offered a specific area that leaves me alone in the office for the 1st four hours of the day without a office manager onsite. It sounds promising but I don’t want to go without God’s approval. I told them I needs to pray about it first, they agreed to give me until Monday, 3.28.16. So tonight I stumbled upon this site that speaks about working with a happy heart as if I’m working for Jesus and not man…paraphrased.

    Now I don’t know if God is telling me to stay at my current site or if he’s encouraging me to transfer but to remember what this scripture said…because every job will be challenging. I truly need you all to petition on my behalf in prayer for the right decision. Thanks for listening.

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