God cares about the work you do. He is a providential God who continually engages in every aspect of his creation. God sustains and governs the world he created and this includes you, me, and every Christian.
Psalms 33:13-15 says, “From heaven the Lord looks down and sees all mankind … he watches all who live on earth–he who forms the hearts of all, who considers everything they do,” and Isaiah 64:8 adds, “We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.”
The Bible is clear: God considers everything you do and you are the work of his hands.
Two Billion Christians
Some estimate that there are about two billion Christians in the world today. Only God knows the actual number, but however many of us there are, 1 Peter 2:9 describes us as “a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God,” and John 15:4 says we are branches of the same vine, i.e., Jesus.
In the Christian church it’s Jesus Christ and then everybody else. All two billion of us form one body (Rom. 12:5) and each of us is blessed with his imputed righteousness (Rom. 3:22).
A Variety of Vocations
Some of us are called to the workplace where we serve God with our daily labors while advancing his Kingdom and providing for ourselves and others. Some of us work in our homes, managing our families and raising our children; some of us serve God in our communities and others serve him in our churches (Eph, 4:11)—or a combination of any or all of these.
Each one of these various vocations is a high and honorable calling to be performed to God’s glory.
One Providential God
Paul tells us in Acts 17:24-26, “The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth … From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live.”
Your particular vocation is not the product of fate or the result of a series of random accidents. God prepared you through your previous experiences, circumstances, opportunities, and abilities—through your family, friends, and key influencers. Each of us has been “called according to his purpose” (Rom 8:28) even though we are different people with different vocations scattered around the world.
God molded you by his providential hand and you serve him in the ways and callings that he deems best. Remember Colossians 3:23–24: Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men…It is the Lord Christ you are serving.