“And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as unto the Lord, and not unto men.” Colossians 3:23
As we go about life from day to day we have many opportunities to do things for other people. Sometimes one might feel that he or she is overlooked or not appreciated for what one does; or one might expect to be reciprocated for what he or she has done for another, and it doesn’t happen. How do you respond? We must always check our motives for why we do what we do for others. A good thing for us to do would be to determine that whatever we do for someone, we are going to treat it as if we were doing it to and for the sake of the Lord. This will always keep our motives right; we will be doing things out of love for others and for Jesus. When we look at it from this perspective, we will expect to receive our reward from the Lord for what we do and not the approval of man.