For His Glory

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Article by Nichole Suvar
Systems Coordinator

I hit the submit button, sending another family’s documents on to Central Office to be approved by the state to be Licensed Foster Parents. There was a lot of work to get to this point. Interviews, background checks, collecting all the paperwork, training, writing a Home Study, completing a home tour, and checking every last one of the countless boxes to make sure everything was ready to be submitted. In my position as the Systems Coordinator, I do all my work from the office; collecting the paperwork, inputting data into the computer, filing everything, and keeping track of due dates.

My job is behind the scenes. Unseen by most. And because of it, that can lead one to believe that the job doesn’t matter, is insignificant. Perhaps you are in one of those kinds of positions yourself. You have a support role. What you do makes other people’s lives easier, allowing them to get their own work done. Your job may seem mundane. You may even have believed the lie that your job is lesser than.

This world tends to lead us to believe that we need to have the accolades of others in order to matter. That in order to be of some significance we need to be acknowledged by others. Those things all feel nice and warm and fuzzy. But in reality, they are fleeting. Instead, we should be working for only One. Serving others for His glory. Seeking only the applause of the nail-scarred hands.

A great reminder of that can be found in Colossians 3:23, “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men.”

So, whether your job takes you into the spotlight, or keeps you far back in the wings, every work can be done for His glory. May this be an encouragement for you today. That any job, in God’s Kingdom, has significance. And if you are where God wants you, you are exactly where you are supposed to be.

Nicole is currently the Child Placement Systems Coordinator at Gateway Woods. She has also worked as a Houseparent with her husband Paul and their family.