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. You see, I’m working for the King and He’s pleased along with others when I do my best.”
This woman found the secret to satisfying work. Her focus was not on the tasks, but on the Lord and people. She focused on serving the Lord and her fellow man. 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, work can bring us joy and fulfillment. It all depends on our attitude.
Are you anticipating another day of drudgery? That’s what you’ll probably get. But if you’re planning to live this day to please God and to serve others, you may be surprised how the drudgery is replaced by meaning and purpose.