The blessing of work

We are created to work. God created Adam & Eve and put them to work before the Fall of Man. Before sin entered the world, work had entered the world. It is a good thing for us to work.

Genesis 1:28 says, “And God blessed them. And God said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

So Adam and Eve are called to bear children, to fill the earth, to subdue the earth and to take dominion, or rule, over everything on the earth. This is work. It takes work to subdue and rule. It takes work to do all of these things.

So why do we sometimes view work with such a negative attitude? Conversations happen almost daily about how tired or busy or stressed we are because of work or home life or school or a sport. Does it have to be a negative thing? Or can we transform our attitude to view work as a good thing? In fact, could we even go so far as to view work as a blessing from God?

That is the challenge and the encouragement today. Transform your view of your work, and take this verse and apply it to your life:

Colossians 3:23-24 – “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.”

Wherever you are today, whatever your job, do it with the right attitude. It will change the way you do your job! Let’s do this together today!

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