The strength of passion is to do whatever we do it heartily, and the secret of passion is that we do everything as if we were doing it for the Lord himself rather than for man. We should be passionate because we know the Lord has a reward waiting for those who have served Him with their whole heart.
Sometimes we think nobody sees the effort we make to work at our jobs, take care of our families, or serve the Lord. Not true! God sees it all. We play on a field with an audience of One sitting in the stands. And He is the only one who really matters. He sees and knows everything we do—the motive and passion with which we live our lives.
We have to recognize that, when we work at our job in very unfavorable circumstances, but do so with grace and submission, God sees. He knows we are working in a manner that honors Him. We have to look past those who find displeasure in our life and remember that God finds pleasure in everything we do for Him. God allows all the difficult situations in which we find ourselves and knows just where we are. When we grow weary in doing good, we can know that God is watching.
Scripture says that “whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s” (Romans 14:8), that we are to do everything “in the name of the Lord Jesus” (Colossians 3:17), that whatever we do, we are to “do all to the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31), that we are not to “lose heart” (Galatians 6:9). We are to do all these things because of the promise of reward from God when we do (Colossians 3:24).
Jeremiah, D. (2007). Life Wide Open (Study Guide) (pp. 13–14). San Diego, CA: Thomas Nelson Publishers.