Unlike my life in general, I keep my work emails very tidy. Every project or subject has its own folder so I can easily find information when needed. The other day I came across an email folder for a project that has taken a backseat to other priorities. It seems management has almost scrapped the effort completely. I thought about how I had worked especially hard on the project, because it was an assignment from the “big boss”", meaning my manager’s manager. In that moment I felt this truth in my spirit: “You are always working for the Big Boss.”
The most obvious application here comes from Colossians 3:23,24: "And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ." This is pretty straight-forward. Even in the "little" things; even in the ordinary, mundane tasks, we work for the highest authority.
Secondly, I am disappointed that my efforts on the project at work were in vain, since it seems to have lost priority, but my efforts for God always count. The assignments He gives me will never "die on the vine" as do so many business projects. Philippians 1:6 says, "Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:" God finishes what He starts.
The third concept I pondered involves the eternal benefits of working for the Big Boss. Galatians 6:7-8 says, "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting." Life everlasting. That's a great benefit plan.
"And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not." Galatians 6:9
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