“So likewise you, when you have done all those things which you are commanded, say ‘We are unprofitable servants. We have done what was our duty to do.” -Luke 17:10
At first read, this passage about duty sounds almost rude. As humans, we like recognition. When we do something nice for someone or achieve an accomplishment, it feels good to be acknowledged for our efforts.
Then Jesus comes along and essentially says: “Kudos! You did the job you were assigned to do. Now, there is more work to do.”
Which can rub a lot of people the wrong way. Not even a thank you?! Job well done?
But y’all, we were not created to raise our own profiles but to glorify our God on this earth. To do so, we are called to good works and discipleship. That is our calling. It is a job that must be done with humility. We accept our commands from above and obey. We don’t get a gold star in return or our names written in lights. We don’t do it for fame or money. We do it because it is who we are – daughters of the one true King.
So, today, may this be your encouragement: whatever task God has asked you to do, do it well and with all your heart. Even if its mundane. Even if no one notices or compliments you on a job well done. God knows. And the reward He gives is eternal.