Have you ever heard the old adage “too many cooks in the kitchen”? It refers to the situation when there are too many people, each with a different voice and opinion, trying to complete a task. Naturally, this leads to confusion, arguments, and an inability to get the job done. Washington could be characterized in such a way today, with so many people pulling our leaders in different directions. While freedom of speech or speaking out for your cause is not a bad thing, when we try to please everyone or listen to too many opinions, it leads to a failure to act. Thus, nothing gets done and our success and God-given path is stalled. In Colossians, it says, “Work hard and cheerfully at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.” This does not mean to disregard people. It means placing God’s intentions as our focus and allow Him to chart our path instead of allowing other people to do so. When we strive to work towards the Lord’s purpose rather than purely people’s expectations of us, we have clarity of thought and purposeful focus towards what is good and righteous. Today, spend time with God and discover the purpose He has for you.
“Work hard and cheerfully at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.” — Colossians 3:23 NLT