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Who Are You Working For?

I know that most people at some point in their life have worked for someone else. No matter your career choice, at some point in time you worked under someone else. When we are working for someone, we have to listen to them and do what they ask us to do. We humble ourselves and we submit to them. If we don’t do this then we usually don’t have a job very long. Why? Because we have not done what is asked of us.

One thing that we know for sure is that all of us are working for Jesus. He is the master boss. He is the one that we all should be striving to please as we work for him. But do we really look at
it that way? Do we really see ourselves as working for Jesus? That is something I believe all of us need to examine.

In Colossians 3, especially in verses 23, 24. Paul writes to the church at Colossae and begins to tell them the importance of working relationships. He writes about the husband and wife relationship, he wants them to be aware of the parent to child relationship, and also, he writes about the master to servant relationship. At the end of this instruction he says, “Whatever you
do, work heartily, as for Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward.” The main focus of our work no matter what we do is that we are
working to please the Lord. We must always make sure that we are working as Christians to humble ourselves and submit to King Jesus.

As we look over the church, we see some that are working to please themselves. They are not interested in working to please the Lord but working to please themselves and to make sure they make themselves look good. Then we see some that are working as people pleasers, they are working to make sure that they please only the people. As Christians our goal must always be to please the Lord. Our work in the kingdom must never be about ME or THEM but always about HIM! Who are you working for?
-Darrick Shepherd

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