Since we’re talking about working hard, we should probably mention something else: attitude. If you make your mind up ahead of time that something is going to be awful, well, you could be right. Even if you can’t have a good attitude, try and keep an open mind about it. God doesn’t want us complaining, but I think He understands if we can’t be happy about doing homework or cleaning the bathroom. But we can still be grateful and give it our best. God expects us to give our best in everything we do, not just the fun stuff. You don’t really want to be known as the person who always complains about everything do you? But more importantly, what do you want God to hear? Complaints? Or a good attitude?
Work hard and cheerfully at all you do, just as though you were working for the Lord
Colossians 3:23 (TLB)
So no matter what your task is, work hard. Always do your best as the Lord’s servant
Colossians 3:23 (VOICE)
And don’t just do the minimum that will get you by. Do your best. Work from the heart for your real Master, for God,
Colossians 3:23 (MSG)
Dear Lord, Thank you for my gifts and talents. Help me today to work hard, to do my very best, and to not complain. Teach me how to have a good attitude towards life each day. Amen.