For Gods Glory
For God’s Glory!
Today we live in a world where requirements and standards are the norm. They’re often communicated as conditions of employment, membership, acceptance, promotion, or status within a group. In the workplace, the standards are often applied in the form of performance reviews. Employees either exceed, meet, or fail to meet, performance expectations. Those who exceed the standards demonstrate a level of performance that approaches excellence. Most leaders would tell you the group of employees who exceeds is much smaller than the group that only meets or fails to meet required standards. Today many people are content to meet minimal standards. It’s rare to find a highly-skilled workforce that is highly motivated and highly engaged in the pursuit of excellence.
As Christian leaders and employees, we must ask ourselves, “Who am I striving to please?” Paul’s letter to the church in Colosse challenged them to strive for a different standard and to serve a much higher calling. He encouraged them to see and perform their work as a task for the Lord, not for man. When viewed from this perspective, our work and the things we do at work takes on a whole new meaning. We must always remember that God is a God of excellence. Just look at the world around you and see the wonder of His glorious creation. Friends, I encourage you to serve God today with your work. Strive to please and honor Him in all that you do. As servant leaders and employees, commit to excellence and always do your very best, for God’s Glory!
Grace and peace always,
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