Why we do what we do is crucially important, as it relates to our service to God, working lives, and career.
This is why Paul challenged the Ephesians to do their work, ” not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, with goodwill doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men.”
We should check our motives in everything that we do. If we do any work or service to merely earn “pay”, whether for accolades, approval from a supervisor, to outshine a co-laborer, or worse to make others look bad. Yes, one could say the motivation is definitely out-of-place.
Its tight; but its right. Ouch!
We fall short of the highest motivation-which should be simply to do our best, as pure evidence of our love and devotion to God.
Lets all do everything ” as to the Lord,” gratefully performing each and every task that He has given us to do. Because in the end, only what we do for Him will be granted reward anyway.
“Not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart.” Ephesians 6:6