Joseph Had A Good Work Ethic – August 24, 2016
Genesis 29:20, So Jacob served seven years to get Rachel, but they seemed like only a few days to him because of his love for her. 21Then Jacob said to Laban, “Give me my wife. My time is completed, and I want to make love to her.” 22So Laban brought together all the people of the place and gave a feast. 23 But when evening came, he took his daughter Leah and brought her to Jacob, and Jacob made love to her. 24 And Laban gave his servant Zilpah to his daughter as her attendant. 25When morning came, there was Leah! So Jacob said to Laban, “What is this you have done to me? I served you for Rachel, didn’t I? Why have you deceived me?”
The past few weeks I’ve been teaching a series titled, ‘Navigating Life’s Journey God’s Way!’ Sunday, we looked at 5 keys to success in life, from Joseph, found in the book of Genesis. If you missed the first two keys, you can find them on my daily blog, www.johnmarkcaton.com.
The third key to success, found from the life of Joseph was his diligent work ethic regardless of circumstances. Yesterday’s blog discussed that Joseph’s brothers sold him into slavery and then he was employed in Potiphar’s house. Certainly it was a job Joseph didn’t want, but he still worked diligently at it and was put in charge of everything in the house. After Joseph was falsely accused by Potiphar’s wife, he was imprisoned. Even in prison Joseph demonstrated such a great work ethic that he was elevated to the chief position in charge of all the other prisoners. The Bible says that Joseph’s work ethic was so good that God gave him success in everything he did.
Again, I want to remind you that Joseph did not want a job in Potiphar’s house nor did he want a job in a prison, but even so, his good work ethic allowed him to rise to a position of influence. So, no matter iff you find yourself in a job you really don’t like or in a dream position, just work hard and see what God can do.
Think about it and have a blessed day!
John Mark Caton, Ph.D