“If you love your work, you’ll be out there every day trying to do it the best you possibly can, and pretty soon everybody around will catch the passion from you—like a fever.” -Sam Walton
Sam Walton was the founder of Walmart. He started his first variety store at age 26 back in 1962. Today Walmart has over 11,000 retail outlets around the world. I guess you could consider him to have been a successful businessman?
Let's break down Sam Walton's quote:
"IF you love your work
you'll be out there everyday
trying to do it the best you possibly can
and pretty soon, everybody around
will catch the passion from you
like a fever."
Now let's talk about your Christian faith. If you call yourself a Christ-follower, a disciple of Jesus Christ, and he is your LORD, and you "serve" Him, then what is it that you are supposed to be "doing" in your "work" as a "servant" and a "follower"?
Jesus says in John 13:34-35 "I give you a new command: Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you must also love one another. By this all people will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another."
Now, let's match up the Sam Walton quote, arguably one of the most successful businessmen of our time, but just like you and me in one regard, sinners in need of a Savior AND quotes from the Word of God, from Jesus Christ, who is God, the only man and God in flesh, who ever walked on this earth, sinless, who is our Lord and on mission to be the Savior of the world....ie successful, ie perfect.
"If you love your work............"Love One Another....."....John 13:34-35
you'll be out there everyday........"Then He said to them all, "If anyone wants to come with Me,
he must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow me." Luke 9:23
trying to do it the best you possibly can........"....And remember, I am with you always to the end of the age." Matthew 28:20
and pretty soon, everybody around........."No one, after lighting a lamp, covers it with a basket or puts it under a bed, but puts it on a lampstand so that those who come may see it's light." Luke 8:16
will catch the passion from you......."whatever you do, do it enthusiastically, as something done for the Lord and not for men," Colossians 3:23
like a fever."............................., "for our God is a consuming fire." Hebrews 12:29
Do you "love" your work.....for Jesus Christ?