Who’s Your Boss?
“Whatever your task, put yourself into it, as done for the Lord and not for people, since you know that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward; you serve the Lord Christ.” —Colossians 3:23–24
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This verse is found in several places throughout the Bible, so I am thinking that since it is repeated, it is probably something that we need to remember. Perhaps, it is something that we, in our human nature, tend to forget.
Many people who work in nonprofits and ministries end up wearing many hats. Your title may be Chief Executive Officer, Program Director, Social Worker or something else, but you know that what the title really means is that you roll up your sleeves and do whatever it takes to make the organization fulfill its mission whether that is taking out the trash, cleaning the floor or holding a baby. (The baby holding is my favorite).
But, sometimes in our humanness, we begin to get a little prideful and think about ourselves and the image the world tells us we need to put forward. An image where we don’t get dirty, an image where we are highly compensated and an image where we are in control. And, sometimes we just get tired and want to walk by the things that need to be done (those things that no one notices anyway).