It was told that one day he made a visit to the construction site of the magnificent edifice and he approached a few workers to ask what they were doing.
The workers, who did not recognize who Wren was, proceeded to chat with him casually. One worker told him, "I'm the stone cutter here." A second worker replied, “This job earns me six shillings a day." The third worker however, had a different reply, "I'm helping Sir Christopher Wren to build a magnificent Cathedral in the heart of London to give glory to God."
The third worker's response showed a contrast in motivation and purpose.
When we work, we often do things because it is our job, some of us do it to learn new skills for our benefits, some do it for the money and recognition and some may do it to pass time. How often do we remind ourselves that we work for the glory of God? Paul challenged the Ephesians to do their work with a different attitude - "not as man pleasers but as bondservant to Christ"
When we work to please men and ourselves, we will fall short of the real purpose and eventually lose our joy. Be purposeful to finish all the tasks entrusted to us for the glory of God and you will experience a new level of favor and joy because really, you are working for God and not men.
1 Corinthians 10:31
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
- Irene Soon