As Christians, we want to serve God. We can serve God wherever we as long as we do our work with the intention of doing our best for the glory of God. It is not to say that our jobs define us. In fact, the Bible describes us in many ways. We are sometimes called children of God, brides of Christ and even slaves of God.
But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life.
Romans 6:22 ESV
In our world, no one wants to be a slave, yet we are called to be slaves of God. To be a slave is a very humble thing, and humility is a quality that God respects whereas pride is an attribute which God despises. We see this through out the Bible. For example, King Saul was a great king chosen by God, but when Saul tried to be the high priest also, God removed him from the throne. King David was humble and admitted his mistakes and understood everything has been given to him by God. Paul was also humble and understood that he was saved by grace.
All things we have achieved is from the grace of God. We may work hard, but it is God who makes the way and allows for us to be promoted and prosperous. It is God who protects us and gives us grace. Paul was the most educated and most decorated apostle, but he understood his position in God's kingdom and the price he could never pay back for his salvation. If Paul had never encountered Jesus on the road to Damascus, he would have been lost and a hindrance to the spread of the Gospel.
Another man who understood humility was Albert Schweitzer. He was a missionary who practiced humility and not just talk about it. Once he was traveling by train and sat in the lowest section. When asked why he sat there, he answered that there was not a lower section to sit in. While some people doing God’s work demand some sort of immediate reward such as sitting in first class on a train, there are others who are slaves of God and live it truthfully to their Lord.
“Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you?
Luke 6:46 ESV
We often pray to God and call him Lord, but then make selfish requests. If we really treated God as Lord, our prayers would be asking God what He wants from us. We should seek out what God wants us to do and not request or demand what we want to do for God
If we want God to be our Lord, we have to be His servant. We must try to live good lives. We cannot just wait for Jesus to come back and live without a care for those around us or the coming of God’s kingdom. We are at war with the principalities of this world. We are in an army who seeks peace. If an army is made up of obedient soldiers, that army will be successful
Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found faithful.
1 Corinthians 4:2 ESV
As slaves of God, we need to be obedient and faithful. Jesus humbled himself to do the task that was put to Him. Jesus accepted that God knew better than Him. We need to also accept that. We face many moments that we must make decisions. In those moments, we must seek God, be humble, be obedient and be faithful. This is done by living our lives for the glory for God. We should pray and think about the best way to serve and glorify God. We have to live in the reality of this world, but we can still live in a way that pleases God through our humble obedience.