31 Days of Loving Well: Work

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“Whatever you do, work at it wholeheartedly as though you were doing it for the Lord and not merely for people. You know that it is from the Lord that you will receive the inheritance as a reward. It is the Lord Messiah whom you are serving!” (Colossians 3:23-24, ISV)

//Negativity can be contagious and in a work place, opportunities to be negative can increase during demanding times. It can be easy to complain and easy to find others who are willing to form a choir of complainers, or at least a quartet. Colossians 3:23-24, however, provides a perspective about work that can serve as an antidote to negativity. As a child of God, when I purpose to work wholeheartedly at whatever I do, based on the recognition that I am serving God through my work, I am less likely to complain. Instead of complaining and spreading negativity, with God’s help, I can be a source of encouragement and support to my co-workers.//

Most of my interactions with the majority of my co-workers occur at work. As such, the bulk of my knowledge of many of my co-workers is comprised of work related matters with a dash of personal information. However, although my personal knowledge of most of my colleagues is limited, being a source of encouragement and support in the work place, and striving for excellence in my work are ways in which I can behave in loving manner to my colleagues.


Today’s post was written for Day 23 of the 31 Days of Loving Well series. The content outside of the double // was written before or after the five minute time frame.  The prompt is, “Work.” To read other posts in the 31 Days of Loving Well series, please click here.

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