‘…..work with a smile on your face….’
‘Servants, respectfully obey your earthly masters but always with an eye to obeying the real master, Christ. Don’t just do what you have to do to get by, but work heartly, as Christ’s servants doing what God wants you to do. And work with a smile on your face, always keeping in mind that no matter who happens to be giving the orders, you’re really serving God. Good work will get you good pay from the Master, regardless of whether you are slave or free’- Ephesians 6:5-8
As though Arit Okpo, a producer and presenter on Ebony Life TV, read the mind of many employees, she posted this passage on her Instagram page though she said it was a philosophy that she lives by and one that I think that all employees out there need to live by.
When you take the bus home like I do each day, you will be opportuned to hear conversations of how people spent their day dealing with one horrible boss or the other either to their colleagues or friedns over the phone. This was the case yesterday as I closed off.
I had just had a rather ‘traumatic’ day and was wondering what I could possibly do to alleviate the situation and make the best out of it. While in my thoughts, I hopped into a bus and right beside me was a lady on the phone with whom I presume must be a very close friend. She was complaining about a boss who was pretty determined to pick a fight with her. It dawned on me that what I think is a situation must very well be a custom.
After reading this passage, I was determined to share with you as there is every possibility that you might need this. What I am saying is, see your job as an opportunity given to you by God to earn a living but to ultimately serve humanity. Therefore, though challenges may rise, do not quit except you are certain of the next opportunity to serve humanity.