“Work At Everything Heartily As Unto Him”

do with all your heart

by Dona Hake

I absolutely hate if I am trying to do something and I just know that my heart is not in it.  When you are trying to do your job or do something and your heart is not connected it simply feels like you are going through the motions.   I also hate when I know I have to do something and my attitude is not correct.  God desires to work in our everyday things that we have to do.  He certainly can see the maintenance adjustments that are much needed on our heart, mind and soul.  He sees our struggles and He knows well what you dread relative to your job or other responsibilities.

I believe the Lord desires that we work wholeheartedly in all that we set our hand to.

Colossians 3:23 (AMP)
” Whatever may be your task, work at it heartily (from the soul),

as [something done] for the Lord and not for men…”

In this scripture we can see that as we do anything our focus needs to stay on the Lord.  We need to work as if we are doing it for Him.  As I think about this I cannot help but to think about how our hearts would definitely be more willing even if the job is not pleasant. Another translations says, in ALL the work you are given, do the best you can.   I think that is a great attitude to carry with us as we face each day’s demands and our jobs.  No matter what it is that is your responsibility just simply do the best you can and do it as if you are doing it for Him.  As you pursue to make this a habit of your heart, I guarantee you that He will prosper all that you put your hand to.