Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.
Colossians 3:23

The Workplace

Thank God for Monday morning!

Most of us spend at least one third of our life in the workplace. What kind of a place is that for you? Is it a happy place, where you can say, “Thank God for Monday morning”? Or is it a place you dread going to, where the week drags by, and you only look forward to Friday’s paycheque and the coming weekend?

It’s unfortunate that so many fall into the TGFF category of workers. The folk in this group never experience the pride, satisfaction, and genuine pleasure that a job well done brings. Instead they go through that one third of their life making a half-hearted effort, often grudgingly or resentfully, and with a paycheque as their sole reward.

If you’re a Friday-focused person and would like to join the TGFMM group, here is the formula. Make up your mind that your goal for the next seven days will be to excel at whatever work you are currently doing, to give it your all and strive for quality output. At the end of the seven days, examine closely how you feel. I venture to say that you’ll find a new self-respect and personal pride has been born. Do the same for the next seven days and I bet that even though you’re still glad to see the weekend, you’ll find yourself saying, “Thank God for Monday morning, too!” when the new work week rolls around. It’s been proven: trying to do the best job you can leads to happiness in the workplace.

The happy work formula is summed up in this anonymous quote: “If a man is called to be a street-sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven played music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘Here lived a great street-sweeper who did his job well.’”

To enjoy your work and accept your lot in life—this is indeed a gift from God. Ecclesiastes 5:19

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