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Word 4 U 2day/Develop a Passion for Your Work

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Develop a Passion for Your Work

'...he who does wrong will be repaid for what he has done, and there is no partiality.' Colossians 3:25 NKJV

John Ortberg writes: 'My friend Andy Chan headed up the placement office for Stanford School of Business, helping graduates find work. He says that some day he wants to write a book called The Myth of Passion. This is the myth that somewhere out there is the perfect job, the idealised calling that fits my soul the way a key fits into a lock. And if I could just find that job, torrents of passion would cascade out of my heart like water going over Niagara Falls.'

We have this romanticised idea that we will find 'job-love at first sight.' But what if you are in a job that doesn't excite you? Ortberg writes: 'Passion for our work is not usually a subterranean volcano waiting to erupt... It is a muscle that gets strengthened a little each day as we show up - as we do what is expected of us, and then some.'

Paul wrote: '...obey... not... as men-pleasers, but in sincerity of heart, fearing God. And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ. But he who does wrong will be repaid for what he has done, and there is no partiality.' (Colossians 3:22-25 NKJV)

Maybe it would help to put a sign up on your desk: 'For God's sake - do your best!' Why? For two reasons:

(1) Because you represent Christ in the workplace.

(2) When you are faithful in small things, He will promote you to greater things (Matthew 25:21).

written by Bob Gass
 

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