The One, of course, is God. And His demand of you is your absolute best, your utmost integrity. He calls you to apply His commands in all your decisions and interactions.
In a perfect
world, this kind of excellence would always be recognized and amply
compensated. It would earn you the highest respect from your colleagues and
coworkers. It would anchor your job security and even promise you steady
promotion through the ranks. But even when it doesn't -- even when it seems
like no one is noticing -- there is no satisfaction like knowing that God can
say of you, "Well done, good and faithful servant" (Matthew 25:21).
The next time
you start to feel unappreciated, undervalued, and overlooked, take your
feelings of inferiority to the Lord in prayer. Let Him be the One with the last
word on how valuable you are. When you're pleasing Him, you're doing your
-- Joe Gibbs, from his blog GamePlanForLife.com