Don't Work For People

Disclaimer: I am not perfect. I do not claim to be holy. I am not a Christian because I am perfect and holy. People probably look at my social media and think I'm crazy. But my relationship with Christ is as strong as it is today due to the fact that I am the opposite of the perfect person and make plenty of mistakes in life and I'm sure people who know me know that, lol. Every day I am trying to be better. I am not trying to "preach" at anyone and everything that I post on here related to my faith is personal experiences that have affected me and I just want to share!

So my parents hosted a Bible study at our home over MLK weekend and I wasn't too thrilled about it, but accepted it because it's always nice to start a new year out with Jesus. My dad chose Colossians 3 as the reading which I thought was random, but I assumed it would be a good chapter. On the day of the Bible study, I woke up and checked my phone as usual. The verse of the day on my Bible app (which is the first thing you see when you unlock my phone) just happened to come from Colossians 3. I thought that was very interesting considering that was the chapter my dad chose for the Bible study that evening, so I thought I'd check it out later to see what the verse was. Later that evening I finally opened up my Bible to read the chapter before the study began and it was a really beautiful chapter! I'm not gonna elaborate on it, but read it when you have time. I forgot about the verse of the day till the middle of Bible study so I reread those verses because it clearly went over my head the first time. It was verses 23-24.

23 Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. 24 Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ.

These verses were the biggest wake up calls I've had in a long time. I have been struggling with college and relationships for the past couple of years (yeah not months. YEARS) and last semester killed me. I lost all hope and when the year ended, I had been thinking, "What is the point of doing all this work for these cruel heartless people? Why am I wasting time studying and getting no where? Why do people not care? Why am I at this school? Why am I even in school? Why am I not happy?" But after reading those verses, I realized I have never thought of life this way. Do work as if you're working for the Lord rather than for people. Because God gave me my education. God has given me multiple jobs. God has given me talents. Instead of studying and working as if I'm just working for people (not denying that I am), work as if I'm working for God. My creator. My king. My savior. My Master. I might not like the people I'm dealing with, but I do love God! So I am trying to think in this mindset this year and see if there's a change. If not, it's okay because I know I am trying to do everything for God and no one else. ๐Ÿ˜Š

And if anyone is in the same boat as me or something similar, just know that you are not alone!!!


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