Work Joyfully Unto the Lord

Colossians 3:23 CSB, “Whatever you do, do it from the heart, as something done for the Lord and not for people,”

This verse is an encouraging reminder to keep our focus on the Lord in whatever it is we are doing. He is the One that we are ultimately trying to please as we live from day to day. Working to impress others instead of the Lord will leave us drained and unfulfilled, because there will always be someone who has more of something. Thankfully, God has a unique plan for each of His children.

Galatians 6:4 NLT, “Pay careful attention to your own work, for then you will get the satisfaction of a job well done, and you won’t need to compare yourself to anyone else.”

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I was listening to a sermon recently, and the minister pointed out that when we constantly compare ourselves to others, and compete to get to where they are, we destroy our opportunities to learn from them. People who are competing with others are not interested in learning. They are more interested in trying to figure out how they can outdo other people. They miss opportunities to grow in knowledge, and come together with others to accomplish God’s plans. They also forfeit the peace and security that comes from walking in God’s divine will.

Photo by: Christina Morillo of NY, NY 🇺🇸

Staying focused on the Lord does prove to be challenging nowadays, but the benefits of doing so are priceless. God sees the sincerity of our hearts and rewards our efforts to diligently seek Him (Hebrews 11:6). He’s with us every step of the way! So stay focused as you work joyfully unto the Lord!

36 thoughts on “Work Joyfully Unto the Lord

  1. There is no way we can please everybody in this life. As you said, we have to work on pleasing the Lord. The sermon is on target. You can’t learn when you are competeing.

    When I just began blogging I used to covet the other people’s blogs and their fine writing style. Then the Lord showed me that everyone is unique and He has blessed each person with a unique style of writing and I should learn from everyone not envying them. I can never write devotions like you Dawn. Your devotions are comforting as well as encouraging and that is how it should be to begin your morning.

    I have learned a lot from all the bloggers on this special community that we have formed. God is truely amazing. I am always blessed by your devotions.

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    1. Awww thanks Beverley!! You made my day. 😁 I have my days where I feel insecure and fearful with my writings but I just trust God to use them to bless others. Thanks for the encouragement.

      I admire your writing style too. You are great at breaking down the scriptures and teaching through your writings. I can tell you have spent a lot of time studying the Bible and have lots of knowledge. So I appreciate the lessons and encouragement on your blog. They help me greatly.

      God uses us in unique ways to share His truth. ❤️

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      1. Thank you for the encouragements as well. God does give us unique gifts to edify the body of Christ. I am praying that this year I will be able to launch a Youtube teaching channel. God has been encouraging me to do it but I have been doubting myself and making up a lot of excuses. Bless you my sister.

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      2. You’re welcome! I’m sure you’d be great at that! YouTube will allow you to reach more people. I understand though, I know it seems intimidating, but God will empower you as you take steps. I had started a channel to share my devotionals in PowerPoint form but I stopped doing it. Now I know God has been leading me to do something to pray for college students but I’m trying to figure it all out and I feel like you do. Prayerfully this year we’ll both make progress! 🙏🏿

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    1. I think that’s a great idea! I like to write reminders and put them up too. Regardless of what people say or do, Gods Word will prevail. God bless you! ❤️

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