Whatever your hands find to do, do it with all your strength, because there is no work, planning, knowledge, or wisdom in Sheol where you are going. Ecclesiastes 9:10 HCSB
I serve as the Minister of Education and Administration at my church and truly enjoy my job. Our church is a wonderful place to work. The people are gracious and frequently express love for our church and staff. Working with my pastor and staff is a rich blessing and I feel we make a good team. I have enjoyed being in ministry as a profession and can look back over the years to see how God has allowed me to be a part of some very exciting and fulfilling ministries.
Solomon’s words in this verse are very similar to the words of Paul. “Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically, as something done for the Lord and not for men” (Colossians 3:23) and “Do not lack diligence; be fervent in spirit; serve the Lord” (Romans 12:11). We all should realize that our jobs are gifts from God and we should perform them with excellence.
Challenge: Thank God for your job. Do your job whole-heartedly with sincerity as though you were working for the Lord. Whatever you do, do it with all your strength and ability. Look for ways to use your job to bring honor and glory to God.