knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ."
Colossians 3:23-24 (NKJV)
Have you ever had the situation where you were at a certain place or event, but you were not really "there". You can be somewhere physically but not really be there by not being connected to what is happening. You can smile, act like you are paying attention, and go through the motions of participating, and still not really be involved in what is going on. This can also happen with our job, we may not want to be there but we do what we have to do, maybe half-heatedly, and put our time in. While all this can and does happen, it is not the best way to do things.
If we consider something to be valuable it will make a difference in how we treat it, which will make a difference for us and also have an influence on others. It is important for us to be connected to and actually involved in what we are doing where we are, and this is especially true when we talk about what we do for God. It can be easy to just go through the motions of going to church, and even being involved working in the church, without really being there and connecting with what is happening. We need to invest ourselves into whatever we are doing as believers because what we do should all be done for God.
We can be somewhere physically and not be connected to what is happening by not putting our best into whatever it is we are doing. We can be involved in something and not really be there because we are distracted by something else. We need to keep our focus on God and His overall plan and not just on ourselves and what we think is important. We have to realize that what we do for God matters for eternity and even if it is not something that seems important to us it is something that can help other people. Are we really involved in what we are doing, are we really there, or do we need to recommit ourselves to giving our best in all that we do?