Colossians 3:23 “And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men,”
Wouldn’t it be great if everyone who did any work for you had this mentality? Today, it seems that more people are interested in getting paid than they are in providing quality work or service. I have experienced this several times when trying to get someone to do quality work. For instance, I wanted to replace some carpeting with another type of flooring in my house. I spoke with several companies and got a lower estimate from one. The young man seemed very personable, and he told me of how many satisfied customers he had. He gave me a contract to sign before he would begin the work. (I had already purchased the new flooring). Fortunately, I read the pages of the contract carefully, for in the contract it stated that I was allowing him to place a lien on my house for the estimate. A lien before he lifted a finger.
Martin Luther King, Jr said, “If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.” This is very good advice. We should want to excel at whatever we do. Especially when it is done in the service of others.
I have a next-door neighbor who exemplifies this. He is a born-again Christian. Not only has he done excellent work for me and ask to not get paid, but he also continually goes above and beyond the normal requirements of the job. If more people were like him, finding good help would not be difficult. We are called to be lights in this world. One way is by being an example of excellence.