GROW PASSION, GROW FRUIT
“Being Christian doesn’t cover up bad work.” Colossians 3:25 TMReality check: You’re not always going to be amazingly passionate about the work that you have to do. Just because you’re in the place that God wants you to be, doesn’t guarantee that you’ll always be chomping at the bit to write that essay or do that errand for your boss. Hurray if you do. But don’t assume you need to grab the wheel and turn your whole life around if you’re not 100% enthusiastic about the task at hand. The best thing to do is this: “Don’t just do the minimum that will get you by. Do your best. Work from the heart for your real Master, for God, confident that you’ll get paid in full when you come into your inheritance. Keep in mind always that the ultimate Master you’re serving is Christ. The sullen servant who does shoddy work will be held responsible. Being Christian doesn’t cover up bad work” (vv. 22-25 TM). The more you throw yourself into something, the more love you’ll start to feel for it. And the more love and passion you grow towards your work, the more productive it will become. Win-win. WHAT NOW? The thing that you don’t particularly want to work on… give it a little bit extra oomph. The project that you can’t be bothered with? Spend an extra hour researching it today. The errand that you don’t want to run for that person? Do it, and pick up a coffee for them on the way. “Do your best…”.