The story is told of a woman who cleaned the same office building for many years. When asked how she endured the drudgery of doing the same chores day in and day out, she replied, “It’s not drudgery. I’m working for the King and He’s pleased, (along with others) when I do my best.” This woman found the secret to meaningful work.
How about you? When was the last time you found joy in your work? The Bible gives us a key, “Whatever you do, do all for the glory of God.” When we work for the Lord and to serve other people, any honorable work has meaning.
It all depends on your attitude. Are you anticipating another day of drudgery? If so, that’s probably what you’ll get. But if you’re planning to live this day to please God and to serve your fellow man, you may be surprised at how the drudgery is replaced by joy and meaning.
So, on this special day, Labor Day, when we honor our working men and women, it is my prayer that you will find the secret to meaningful work.