"Nose to the Grindstone"Stuart JonesLet’s face it, our jobs can be really frustrating and often times boring. We sometimes feel as though we are not appreciated, not paid enough, or we work harder than our coworkers. We do the same thing day after day. Our attitudes can be affected by this. Maybe we don’t feel as though we are making much of a difference in the world with our line of work and there has to be something better out there. The church in Colossae had a similar line of thinking. Paul tells them in Colossians 3:23-24 to “work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.” No matter what you do for a living, you are working for the Lord. You do not have to be a missionary or a staff member of a church. Where we are right now is where we are serving God. The reason we can say this, and be joyful in this, is because our reward is not a promotion or pay raise. Our reward is not being employee of the month or a bonus. Our reward is eternal life. This reward can never be taken away and has much more value than anything here on earth. When we just want to quit or stop doing our job, we need to remember this verse. Take a few deep breaths and remember that we are not working for men, but for the greatest boss ever, Jesus.