Collossians 3:23-24 "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving."
This is the passage than runs through my head every time that I am at work, especially when I feel like banging some heads together. As a follower of Christ, I think it's easy for us to remember this at our jobs, every day, during the week or whenever you work.
But you know when I think it's hard to remember this? On Sunday morning. When you are setting up tables in the foyer, or unpacking the trailer, or unwinding cables, teaching children, it's hard, sometimes to really put into perspective why you are doing what you do. I think people feel obligated to serve for one reason or another, to avoid guilt, to not let your pastor down, etc. But what does the Bible say about that? it says WHATEVER you do, work at it WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AS WORKING FOR THE LORD.
Ever wonder why you're getting fatigued in your service at church? Ever feel like you "need a break"? Ever feel like something or someone pissed you off, so you're just going to stop being a servant? Maybe even leave? Take a good hard look at your intentions. I mean, seriously. Examine your heart. Pray to our LORD about it. Why are you being a servant in the first place? You can't have 2 masters! If you try, you will fail one of them. You have a choice. Serve man (that includes selfish reasons for serving) or serve God.
Be committed! Have fun! Do something you love! And if something you love isn't available to do, do something else and have a good attitude about it! Do I serve God b/c I think our church is awesome? Or because I think we have all the answers? Absolutely not! I serve b/c God called me to be in the place that I am, and b/c I love God and want to do whatever I can to please Him!
IT IS THE LORD CHRIST YOU ARE SERVING!