Daily Bible Inspirations

I Could Tell By The Way You Did Your Job

by Darla Noble

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in Sheol, where you are going.

Ecclesiastes 9:10

I don’t eat sweets, drink soda, or eat junk food. But I ‘confess’ that I have a weakness for a certain fast-food’s unsweet blackberry-flavored tea. So once or twice a week I treat myself. And I usually go at a certain time of the day so I get it at a discounted price.

You’re probably wondering what my weakness for blackberry-flavored tea has to do with today’s verse, but you don’t have to wonder any longer because I’m about to tell you.

Every single time, without fail, the same girl takes my order and brings me my drink. In fact, she doesn’t even ask me what I want anymore. She knows. And I know that I’m going to be greeted with the same smile, friendly conversation, and sweet disposition every single time.

One day I finally asked her, “Are you a Christian?” She looked at me with a question in her eyes and slowly said, “Yes, but why did you ask? How did you know?”

“I could just tell by the way you do your job. You give it your best. You wait on me like you were waiting on Jesus.”

“Thanks,” she said. “That’s really nice to know.”

“No, thank you,” I said. “It’s really nice to see.”

DO IT: Make every effort to do your job as if you were doing it for Jesus. Because you are.