Why do work?
Is there any Spiritual motivation in what you do? In recent days it seems that God's been revealing or reminding me about the things that I have been reading in the Bible. I had asked Him about my daily reading and how it does apply to me. Yesterday's was huge. Part of yesterday's that I hadn't remembered where I read was:
1 Corinthians 9:19-23
For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a slave to all, so that I may win more. To the Jews I became as a Jew, so that I might win Jews; to those who are under the Law, as under the Law though not being myself under the Law, so that I might win those who are under the Law; to those who are without law, as without law, though not being without the law of God but under the law of Christ, so that I might win those who are without law. To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak; I have become all things to all men, so that I may by all means save some.I do all things for the sake of the gospel, so that I may become a fellow partaker of it."
The Earthly motivation is a paycheck, possibly gratification of a job well done. However, as someone aptly described it, in my case I am a Christian, cleverly disguised as a Technician.
My purpose for being where I am isn't what I do. It's for who I do it for. It's to shine His light in a dark place. It's to be a witness to all that Jesus has done for me. Joseph remembered that. He knew why he was doing and was where he was at that time in history. Esther was reminded that for such a time as this she was who she was, where she was.
Work is to be done but the motivation is always more to me than what is seen. I was drawn back to Paul because of his willingness to be what was necessary to reach people. He often worked with his own hands. It's taken much of my life to 'get it' and I have a ways to go, but with the Lord's help I won't be ineffective. I won't miss opportunities or forget why I am where I am.