Servants, do what you’re told by your earthly masters. And don’t just do the minimum that will get you by. Do your best. Colossians 3:22 (MSG)
Some of us have had bosses we did not get along with. We did not agree with their management style. At times, we knew more about how the job needed to be done than they did. We could see pitfalls in their decisions that they were unwilling to admit or account for, no matter how many times and how thorough our warning to them may have been.
Once we realized we knew more than them, they would ask us to complete a task, but we would do what we thought was the right thing. We did just enough of what was asked of us that we could confirm we did what they asked. In other cases, we did just enough to complete the job while skimping on doing the job as thorough as it needed to be done.
God calls us to a higher standard. He wants us to do what we are told to do from our bosses, as long as it is not illegal or immoral. He wants us to do more than the minimum. He wants us to put our all into our work. When we do our best, it is not a reflection of the boss and his knowledge, but a reflection of God working through us. We can show that we will get the job done right even if we disagree. It shows that we are good workers who can be trusted with more responsibility.