“Whatever you do [whatever your task may be], work from the soul [that is, put in your very best effort], as [something done] for the Lord and not for men,” (Colossians 3: 23, Amplified Bible)
We all seem to have so much to do! The tasks seem endless and either challenging or monotonous. It is easy to lose sight of the soul’s purpose and with that, to lose steam and power and inspiration. When we work from the outside and not from the inside, we often feel depleted or unsatisfied or unmotivated.
So listen to this message and remember that your Soul is not only where you find focus, it is where you discover or rediscover your joy. Whatever you do, put your heart into it. Remind yourself that your work is done for good, for Love, for Life, to demonstrate the qualities of God on earth. God gave us a purpose, and when we remind ourselves of that, it buoys us to do better and to do it with more willingness, enthusiasm, and success!
When we act to impress people with what we do or to show up another, we may get the job done, but we lose the true satisfaction that comes of utilizing our own special gifts in our own unique way and declaring God’s presence in the process.
When we appreciate and glorify what God made—you and your good work—we are celebrating and honoring Him. We are being true to ourselves as well. In doing so, we not only show forth God’s presence, we discover and feel our best as well.
Our Soul is full of light and inspiration, and when we look to it—to that God connection within us—we shine! And our work is naturally freer, more productive, and we and the world are blessed by it.
These messages are based on passages from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy. These books are our “pastor” in Christian Science. Come back every Tuesday and Thursday for fresh inspiration. Or get a free subscription to receive an inspirational message like this one every morning directly to your inbox by contacting me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “subscribe” in the subject line. A downloadable compilation of categorized messages is also available by request.