Whatever you do [no matter what it is] in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus [and in dependence on Him], giving thanks to God the Father through Him.Colossians 3:17
How many things have we done for ourselves? There are many people that pride themselves in accomplishing tasks in this Earth. They seek a new job, a new career, a scholarship, a degree, all to glorify themselves. They seek to please themselves, but never to please God. This is why this scripture is so important.
Throughout this pandemic, we learned how easy it is for God to allow us to lose everything. Business people lost their earnings, families lost their jobs, many savings and earnings came crashing to the floor. In an instant, everything that we work for can be easily removed if our hearts are not right.
This is why I love this Bible verse. It urges us to do everything in the name of the Lord and not in our own name. It urges us to do things to please God and not to please ourselves. When we seek to please him, God makes sure to bless us.
My prayer is that during this season, you give thanks for everything you’ve accomplished and everything you have. Thank God for that business, job, finances, or anything that has been preserved during this time of crisis. Make sure that you’re not seeking your own glory, your own recognition, or your own favor. God rewards those that diligently seek Him and are eternally grateful.