God is the Real Boss. He’s the one that we should aim to please in every task that we are assigned. The verse above simply says, we should give our best regardless of the pay we receive. We’re giving our best even though nobody is praising the job we’ve done.
For a supermarket cashier on a Christmas eve, it means smiling at the customers and treat them with great respect. For the internet surfer, it is the courage to resist the temptation to visit the web’s red district. For the manager, it is to put people above profits. For the call center agent, it is to answer the 999th call with great enthusiasm just like the first call.
Why? Because when we are poor in spirit, we no longer work for some company, for the pay or the promotion. It is working for the One who created our ability to work. We can experience the kingdom of heaven while here on earth. Being poor in spirit enables us to experience this kingdom within.
Jesus said in Luke 17:20-22
We need to change our mindset towards work. We work because we want to glorify God. Let’s ask God to give us a sense of purpose for everything that we do. 😉
– 1 Corinthians 10:31