In all the work you are doing, work the best you can. Work as if you were doing it for the Lord, not for people.
Colossians 3:23 NCV
This verse has so many lessons in it for us, and for our kids:
IN all the work -So yes, that means while you are actually doing the work
In ALL the work - not just the work you like
In all the work YOU are doing - Okay Moms and Dads this verse is for us too, not just the kids
work the BEST you can - we are being called to do better than the every one else
work the best YOU CAN - don't beat your self up, if you can't do it perfect.
work as if you were doing it FOR THE LORD- make you work be an act of worship, remembering that we have been called to be servants of all.
NOT FOR PEOPLE - while our work can be done as an example and a ministry to others, we do our work, because we love the Lord, not because we are being watched by our neighbors.
So teaching our kids to be happy helpers involves many things, but what does it teach them about money?
I would like to exchange just one word in this verse to help focus this on our lesson.
In all the work that you are doing, work the best you can. Work as if you are doing it for the Lord, not for MONEY.
Having integrity in your work comes from your motivation, and it all starts here.