It’s very common for us to define ourselves by our title: teacher, doctor, carpenter, engineer. We tend to think the more prestigious the title, the more successful the person. We often act based on our status (or our desired status) in the eyes of the world. We crave accolades, even after hearing the words of Jesus telling us that we cannot serve two masters.
That doesn’t mean that we cannot be successful in worldly affairs. But we are much more than what we do for a living or how much money we have. We are to act in a manner that is pleasing in the sight of God. After all, it’s not what we do, it’s how we do it. With whatever we do, we are to serve with love.
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