The right attitude to work

September 4th, 2012

I read this story yesterday and it really spoke to me…

In the late 1660s, Sir Christopher Wren was commissioned to re-design St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. According to legend, one day he visited the construction site of this great edifice and was unrecognized by the workers. Wren walked about the site, asking several of the men what they were doing. One worker replied, “I am cutting a piece of stone.” A second worker responded, “I’m earning five shillings two pence a day.” A third, however, had a different perspective: “I am helping Christopher Wren build a magnificent cathedral to the glory of God.” What a contrast in the attitude and motivation of that worker!

I hope my attitude is like the third person. I hope that whatever I do today I remember Colossians 3:23. It says, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters”.

Again this is timely as I start my new job today.

God Bless,