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Work Heartily

As some of you may know, I have been working at Dillions as my summer job. For the most part, it is a great experience. The people that I have been working with are great people and it is a good opportunity for me to be an example to those I work with and those that I serve there. This week, an opportunity to serve came up.


Earlier this week, a lady came in late at night with a loaded cart. As I was scanning everything for her, I struck up a conversation. We talked about nothing important really. She told me that she was super busy and was thinking about taking a day off. I told her that she should. There was a little bit of silence there for a second and I added, “Even God took a day off.” She looked at me and said that I should be careful who I say that to nowadays. I told her that I wasn’t ashamed of my faith. She smiled at me and told me that she needed to hear that.


It was a simple transaction and exchange of words but both her and I were feeling much better afterward. I felt accomplished and thankful that God had used me to brighten up a stressed worn woman. 2 Timothy 2:15 says, “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.” This verse was one that I read when I got home that night before bed which fit with my memory verse of the week. Colossians 3:23, “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord, not for man.” When we do things such as work at our jobs, study for a test, speak to someone that we don’t know about Christ, and all other things, we need to do it to them for Him; not for ourselves or for others, but for him.


One of the best things I learn at college this past year is that doing our homework and studying is an act of worship. Now some of you may not be in school anymore and be in the workforce, but this still applies. Doing your job is an act of worship. So do it with an open heart, a willing heart, and brighten someone’s day today with a blessing from the most high.


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