As we observe Labor Day this year, let’s reflect upon the day. To some it is a day off for rest. A lot of people plan barbecues and get togethers to celebrate the end of summer. Back when this holiday was created, our country was very different. This day was to honor the working class with s day off from work because of their contribution to the United States economy. So this takes me to laborers. Some are employed by an employer, others are self-employed and we have those dedicated ones who work for no pay. No matter which one you fall under, we have been given guidelines to work by from God. I love how THE MESSAGE translates it.
“Servants, do what you’re told by your earthly masters. And don’t just do the minimum that will get you by. Do your best. Work from the heart for your real Master, for God, confident that you’ll get paid if full when you come into your inheritance. Keep in mind always that the ultimate Master you’re serving is Christ. The sullen servant who does shoddy work will be held responsible. Being a follower of Jesus doesn’t cover up bad work.” Colossians 3: 22-25 The Message
After the past month at work changes have been made and there are days/weeks that downright stink. At the end of the day/week, it only boils down to one thing for me. God is my ultimate Master and I should work as though I’m doing my task for Him alone. Do I fall short? Of course, I do. I was always taught to have the very best of work ethics. My biggest pet peeve has always been those with little to no work ethic. But that shouldn’t bother me I’m not their judge. So when it starts to eat at me and my mind goes on overload, I have to turn to God. I have to rest on Him to get me through. On this day off that is exactly what I am going to do. I pray you have a safe and restful Labor Day!!!
How will you be celebrating this Labor Day?
In His Love, Crisi