“So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31
There is a Steven Curtis Chapman song that has come to my mind many times lately. The opening verses of the song “Do Everything” state what many moms feel on a daily basis.
“You’re picking up toys on the living room floor for the fifteenth time today. Matching up socks, sweeping up lost Cheerios that got away.”
Yes, I can relate. Just like many other moms, dads, parents, grandparents, and just as the song says, I wonder sometimes if it really matters at all?
Lately, I have been asking myself this question in relation to my job. Yes, I am aware of how lucky I am to have a job at all, but I would be lying to myself if I didn’t admit that there are many days when the thought of copying one more board packet, or scheduling one more meeting is not all that appealing.
There are many days I ask myself what is the purpose of all of this? What is my purpose here each day? Yes, it allows more time with my family. It is certainly less stressful than past jobs, but sometimes I am just not fulfilled.
The Lord will work out His plan for my life. Psalm 138:8
Truth is, although I know I have a divine purpose, and that I have dreams that have nothing to do with the work I am doing now, God does have plans for me right where I am. This job that may not be exceptionally fulfilling is part of His ultimate plan, and part of His purpose for me.
“Little stuff, big stuff, in between stuff-God sees it all the same.”
Whether it is picking up socks, Cheerios, and kids; or making that thousandth copy, or scheduling one more meeting, God is in the midst of it all, working through you to fulfill His purpose.
So, if you happen to be in the same place I am right now, wanting to grumble in the middle of your not so glamorous day, and forgetting to praise Him where you are, just remember:
“Whatever you do, It all matters. So do what you do. Don’t ever forget.
To do everything you do to the glory of the one who made you.”
Because He made you, and he put you wherever you may currently be for a purpose.