Yesterday I noticed that my trash can is desperately in need of cleaning. It’s white, so it shows everything, and it doesn’t take very long before it begins to look dingy and disgusting.
As I began to think about my to-do list for the day, my mind immediately went to cleaning the trash can. Ewww! Did I mention that I strongly dislike that job? Can I get an Amen?
Not particularly glamorous cleaning the trash can, but necessary nonetheless.
I wonder how many people will wake up today feeling that the tasks ahead of them are not only less than glamorous, but would even be considered menial. As I considered this, God brought Colossians 3:23-24 to my mind. “23Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, 24since you know you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”
Will anyone see me clean my trash can today? Probably not. Will they notice that it is clean? Maybe. Maybe not. But God will see, and God will notice. To Him, no task is too small, no job too menial.
It is often the small and seemingly insignificant tasks that make the most difference.
As you go about your day today, know that God notices and cares about what you are doing. Work at it with all your heart for it is Him you are serving.
Serving with you,