In our culture, it’s very easy for our whole lives to be wrapped up in our jobs. The things we do sometimes define who we are. This is highly unstable ground. But for the Christian, our identity is to be firmly rooted in Jesus. Our jobs don’t define us. Rather, they are opportunities that allow us to share the goodness of God. Our identity is not defined by what we do, but by who we are in Jesus. How we carry out our work should be a strong witness of our relationship to Jesus Christ. This perspective makes all the difference in the things we do.
Whatever you do, do it with all your heart. Do it for the Lord and not for people. Whatever you do. In everything you do.
It’s often easy for us to come to church for God, to serve as a greeter for Him, and lead a Bible study for the Lord. But when we’re driving to a lunch appointment or giving the one-year-old a bath, we’ve little thought of God. Scripture teaches that all the things we do, even the small ones, are to be done for the sake of God’s glory. And if they’re worth doing, they’re worth doing well.
- This week, honestly evaluate your attitudes toward the things you do. It can sometimes be easy to teach our students, and then fail to do what we’re teaching. Ask God to reveal opportunities to demonstrate His goodness, even in activities you’ve rarely considered.
Share the One Conversation with parents to prepare them for further family discussions.