Everyone “does” something. Most people equate what they “do” with what they do for a living. While that is true in many cases, “doing” can be many other things. What about the retiree that volunteers, or the stay at home mom? Whatever it is that you “do”, the next questions should be “why do you do it?” and “who do you do it for?” Is your motivation to earn a living or climb the ladder of success? There is certainly nothing wrong with either of those, assuming there is proper life balance. Do you “do” things for your own personal fulfillment? Maybe you “do” things for a loved one. Again, these are all noble pursuits. But what if the “who” and “why” reasons had a higher purpose? What if the “who” was the Creator of the Universe, and the “why” was a direct command from Him? That will make your afternoon conference call take on a little more meaning won’t it?
The Bible tells us in Colossians 3:23, “Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically, as something done for the Lord and not for men.” That means whether it is a sales call or tucking your kids into bed at night, it should be done for the Lord. Obviously, when doing anything for the Lord, one would do their very best! It also helps motivate us on days when we may be struggling. It might be hard to provide great customer service sometimes, but if we are doing it for the Lord, there’s our motivation, not necessarily to keep our job or for the rude customer in front of us. When serving God is the motivation for what we “do”, the mundane is now a service for the King!
You may be thinking, “If God is all powerful, he doesn’t need what I do to accomplish anything.” You are absolutely right, He doesn’t need what you do, but He does WANT what you do to fit into His plan! This is the most beautiful part of it all. God doesn’t need anything from us, but He loves us so much that He allows us to be included in His plan for the world. Honestly, He can and will use you to fulfil His plan, but wouldn’t it be all the greater to consciously choose to serve Him in all you do? It adds an importance and extra value to all the things we “do” in life!
At Sound Financial Strategies Group, we place a high value on what we “do” for God. We believe that it is our highest calling to serve Him and in turn our clients. If we can be of service to you, we would welcome the opportunity to meet with you.
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Posted on Thu, February 19, 2015
by Sound Financial Strategies Group