Colossians 3:23-24 says “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”
Sometimes we look at our jobs and if we are not working in ministry or at a church we do not feel as if we are working for the Lord. That is a misconception. This verse shows us that. It says “whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.” We are to work hard at whatever it is we do as if we are working for the Lord. I do not think God is too concerned with what our “work” is, but how we do it each day.
Are we working diligently and serving others?
Are we setting a good example?
Are we putting our hearts into what we are doing?
Are we being good stewards with the money God has allowed us to make?
I think if we need to focus more on our day to day and how we are working. We need to serve others right where we are. This doesn’t mean we cannot also be serving others in our church and be involved in ministry in our “off” time, but we need to realize that we are “working” for the Lord in every single thing we do, no matter what!