Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men. - Collosians 3:23.
This verse gives me so much purpose and drive. It's so easy for motivation to slip away when you have a really bad prof, or a boss that's mad at you. It's easy to grumble about life when you have piles of homework to finish, and when life's cares are weighing down on you.
But, to work at something with all your heart, not only working hard at it, but excelling at it for God. To bring Glory to him.
Teach slaves to be subject to their masters in everything, to try to please them, not to talk back to them, and not to steal from them, but to show that they can be fully trusted, so that in every way they will make the teaching about God our Savior attractive. - Titus 2: 9-10
If we live a life that's completely mundane - if we aren't excelling at anything, it we aren't trustworthy and hard-working, why would anyone that doesn't know Jesus ever want to live like us and know him too?
I feel like we're stuck in a societal norm that tells us to be mediocre - You're normal if you get average grades, have a decent job, make some friends, and get by in life by having a good time.
But, I feel like there is so much more, that as followers of Christ we're called to lives that are excellent: lives filled with purpose and direction, favour and dreams.
Church was so good tonight.