“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.” (Colossians 3:23–24, ESV)
The new year has come and the breaks from work has ended. The time off from labor has ceased. As we return to routines and schedules a command in scripture is that we should do so to bring honor and glory to God. God calls us to work heartily. That our motivation is that we work for the Lord. We do not work or serve earthly masters. Everyone is under God’s sovereign control unbelievers, pagans, wretches all are under God’s control. Our work will be filled with more joy and be less burdensome if we see every minute of labor as an opportunity to please the Lord Jesus Christ.
Easy to say it is, to do much harder. Let God change our motivations and the burdens become His and we are free to live fully.