Are you ever tempted to gloss over, cruise through, or even get upset with the seemingly trivial tasks that come your way on a daily basis? There are days in which we progress through the minutes and hours with mindless repetition. We can often forget that nothing is too small to do well. The Word of God clearly reminds us to do all well in the name of Christ. Colossians 3:17 states; “Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.” When we are at work, in the church, in our home, or wherever our day takes us we ought to be intentional in doing all things well.
As disciples of Jesus Christ we must strive to work in such a way that we work for excellence. This doesn’t necessarily mean that everything we do will be completed to perfection, but simply that we do all to the best of our ability in the name of our great Savior. This can often be most difficult in the minute daily tasks that often get overlooked. For example; it's often easier for me to prepare for a Sunday School lesson or a sermon having my entire focus be to bring God glory! But there are times when working around the house, mowing the lawn, or many other daily tasks that I focus on the duty rather than opportunity to complete the task for the Glory of God.
Whatever we do in word or deed must be done in the name of the Lord Jesus… this is a mindset and a lifestyle, not just something we apply to religious activities. I believe the end of the verse that states “giving thanks through Him to God the Father” is one of the keys to manifesting this truth in our lives. It is rare that we thank God for the “small things” in our lives. When we have completed the same task day after day for hours, days, weeks, and years we get so accustomed to performing those tasks instinctively that we forget to do it well in thanksgiving to God. So the next time you are stuck in the rut of just simply completing day to day tasks with little thought or thanksgiving; my hope is that you will give thanks to God for that seemingly small task and do all things great and small for His glory.