Witness in Work

We often take our day to day jobs as merely work. An exchange of effort for a return in resources to support our life and families. Paul reminds us here in Colossians that our vocation is a calling and we should keep our daily focus on God in our work lives. We spend approximately one third of our time in a day at work which is a lot of time for our character to reflect our lives. It also will allow our results to affect the lives of others. Our calling in life will carry with it a very important witness whether we think so or not? Others will see the efforts we put into our day and by that it will be evident to others where the focus of our lives comes from. They in turn will share with others what they see in our lives. May others see us as faithful to our calling in both our efforts and results that they may say “ Here is one who did their job well.”   

“If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michaelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.”        Dr. Martin Luther King