Pr. 22:29: “Do you see a man who excels in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before unknown men.”
I read the perfect example of this in Mark 6 this morning:
Then an opportune day came when Herod on his birthday gave a fest for his nobles, the high officers, and the chief men of Galilee. And when Herodias’ daughter herself came in and danced, and pleased Herod and those who sat with him, the king said to the girl, “Ask me whatever you want, and I will give it to you.” He also swore to her, “Whatever you ask me, I will give you, up to half my kingdom.”
Up to half his kingdom!? WOW! That must have been some dance!
What is it that you do? No matter what you do; whether you’re a manager, a business owner, a janitor, a missionary, a stay-at-home parent, a hairstylist, a truck driver, a CEO, or even a cashier, do what you can to excel at your work and you will stand before “kings.”
Oh, and if you doubt anyone will ever see your excellence and appreciate it, let me remind you of one important detail. Col. 3:23 clearly tells us, “And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.”
We actually serve the Lord Christ. One day we will stand before the King of Kings, and we will then be given the reward of our inheritance.
Don’t give up, and don’t settle for mediocrity. Excel at what you do for your true King. Who knows, you may even see that you receive some reward while you’re waiting. 🙂
Like Lowe’s, let’s Never Stop Improving,