The heart is the storage place of what make us who we are; it is also the processor of feelings. There are three things that make a person: intellect, emotion and will. Often times, people confuse emotion for feelings. God says, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with allyour strength” (Deuteronomy 6:5). Is it so shocking then that Scripture asks to put all of our heart also in our work (or job)? Paul told the Colossians, “And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men” (Colossians 3:23). One of the persons that exemplified that was Nehemiah. He did not let his feelings get in the way of serving King Artaxerxes though he was a captive from Judah. “…in the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes, when wine was before him, and I took the wine and gave it to the king. Now I had never been sad in his presence before” (Nehemiah 2:1). Twenty years of work in a foreign land and never been sad … wow! This is the attitude of the believer. Scriptures tells us to set our heart on enjoying our work. Consider: “Nothing is better for a man than that he should eat and drink, and that his soul should enjoy good in his labor. This also, I saw, was from the hand of God” (Ecclesiates 2:24). (MM)
This thought was written by Monix Mathieu, FCAP Leadership and Group Development.