Who Do You Work for?


Whatever we do, we should do it for God's glory rather than for our own glory.

Some of you may be asking questions like, “Is college okay?” “Is having a job at all okay?”

Ummm . . . Absolutely! But, here’s the catch. Whether we’re processing important documents at our desk or cleaning up after our children and husbands, we need to understand our ultimate purpose.

One of your comments especially caught my eye: I want to have a job, a job that makes me look good.

I understand. Really, I do. But do you know that there’s something vastly better to seek after than your own attention, fulfillment, and affirmation? Do me a fave and read these verses carefully:

“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31).

“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ” (Colossians 3:23-24).

Whatever we do—whether we’re picking up trash on the side of the road; cleaning a toilet; providing relief to a sick patient; or designing clothes—we can do it for God’s glory rather than for our own glory! In fact, that’s exactly why we were created. We may submit to and serve a direct supervisor at work or a husband at home—but ultimately, we’re serving Jesus through our words and actions (Talk about raising the stakes!).

Here are a few questions to help you discover who you’re currently serving and glorifying:
    •    Do I work harder when others are around? 
    •    Would I do what I do with as much gusto if no one was watching? 
    •    Am I disappointed or even bitter when I’m not praised for what I do? 
    •    Do I give God credit regularly for the talents and strength He’s given me? Or do I not even think to thank Him when others praise me?

Oh, Father, You are only One who is good and worthy of praise. Impress us with this. Help us—whether we’re in a flashy environment, or whether no one sees what we do—to live in a way that’s worthy of the One True God. Let us show others Your beauty through our lives and our work. ?

Because of Jesus, who gave all for us,


Please register for a free account to view this content

We hope you have enjoyed the 10 discipleship resources you have read in the last 30 days.
You have exceeded your 10 piece content limit.
Create a free account today to keep fueling your spiritual journey!

Already a member? Login to iDisciple

Go for It
Shana Schutte
Give It Up
NewSpring Church
7-Minute Sermon: How to Defeat Worry
Jon Jorgenson
The Power of Passion
Dr. Tim Elmore
Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?
Dr. Ed Young
Follow Us

Want to access more exclusive iDisciple content?

Upgrade to a Giving Membership today!

Already a member? Login to iDisciple