A friend of mine had a flat tire and stopped at a country gas station. The attendant patched the tire and put it back on the car. And as the fellow tightened the last lug nut, my friend heard him say, "Another good job done by me."
Now, that's impressive! A man who takes pride in jobs well done. Changing tires didn't define him, but doing a good job did.
What defines you? What you do or how you do it? Job description or work performance? When was the last time you felt like saying, "Another good job done by me"?
I'm Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge, with the potent reminder that everything we do is worthy of our best. Personal excellence fuels the high calling of our daily work.
"You must present as the LORD's portion the best and holiest part of everything given to you."
So often I find myself working to meet other people's expectations—my boss, my coworkers, my family—instead of my own. This can be a good thing, particularly when my standards aren't as high as they should be, but it can be hard to take satisfaction in doing something just to get it done.
We are made in the image of a great Artist. It's built into us to want to create—to make things that are good, useful, and beautiful. Our work is—or at least can be—an outlet for this desire, even if it just looks like changing a tire.
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