No matter what type of work you do, where you are working, or how long you have been at it—God’s will for you and your daily labors includes the following:
God’s will is for you to serve him with your work.
God designed you to work and to be fulfilled in that work. He wants you to engage with his creation and to use and develop the things he created. Human work is a divinely ordained activity reflecting the glory of God. Christian workers should be the best workers in every organization.
Colossians 3:23-24 declares: “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.”
God can bring out the best in you in every workplace circumstance.
God’s will is to bless you through your work.
God uses your work to provide for your “daily bread” (Matthew 6:11) which are the many necessities of life, such as food, shelter, and clothing. Whether you actually grow the food, build the shelter and make the clothes, or your labor provides the income to buy these things, God is the giver of the talents and resources used to acquire these many blessings.
Proverbs 8:18 says, “With me are riches and honor, enduring wealth and prosperity.” Your honorable work will always bring some type of reward to God, self, and others.
God’s will is for you to grow through your workplace trials.
Trials come with every job. They are inevitable. However, God can use your trials to get your attention about things you would not otherwise address.
James 1:12 declares: “Blessed is the man who perseveres under trials,” and Romans 8:28 says, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
Don’t waste your career trials—grow through your trials, learn something new from them, and become a better person as a result of them.
God’s will is for you to be his witness in the workplace.
Jesus says in Matthew 5:13-14, “You are the salt of the earth … You are the light of the world.” As a Christian in the workplace, you are salt that inhibits decay and light that dispels the darkness. You are an on-site minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ at your place of employment.