Whatever You Do
Topic: Work Passage: Colossians 3:1–3:17
When we think about God calling people, we usually think of God calling people to be pastors, or missionaries, or some other church-centred career; we don't often think of God calling people to be accountants, or biologists, or plumbers. This is a mistake. Work is a gift from God, and there is a God-given nobility to even the most menial of work.
Sadly, it can be difficult for people to discern what God is calling them to. The world often drowns out the guiding voice of the Holy Spirit with a tidal wave of information and advice, most of which is irrelevant or worse. It can seem that our work doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things--work is just a way to pay the bills, and besides, how much impact can one person have on the world?
Paul's teaching to the Colossians is as relevant today as it was when Paul first wrote this passage. The world may make us feel like our work doesn't matter, but in Christ we are doing the Lord's work--we are building his kingdom, whatever we do.
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