“Slaves, obey in everything those who are your earthly masters, not by way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but with sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord. Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ. For the wrongdoer will be paid back for the wrong he has done, and there is no partiality.” Colossians 3:22-25
It can be so difficult to truly fix our eyes on Christ. To maintain the mindset that He is our purpose, our light, our joy, and the reason behind everything that we do and the manner and attitude in which we do it. We get distracted, we get frustrated and stressed and life starts to come at us fast. We look around us and see wrongs seeming to go unchecked and a world where good doesn’t look like it’s winning.
Let us choose today to cast off the lies. Let us search our hearts, expose the root of the issue and determinedly go forward in faith, knowing who our God is and what He has said He will do. Wrongs will be dealt with. Justice will reign. Our reward is found in Christ and His grace is evident in our lives every moment. God will not fail here. He will not fail on any level.
This reality frees us. It frees us from focusing on other people, and we are able to walk joyfully with the One who will never let us down. We set our hearts and minds on Christ, and we experience the peace and joy found here in the God who holds all things together. We are free to work heartily, no longer worried about what others are doing or comparing ourselves and our lives to theirs, and instead simply desiring to bring glory and honor to our Lord by completing the tasks He has set before us. Because He does all of this in His steadfast love and faithfulness. There is purpose here, wherever He has called you, whatever your circumstances.