Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men – Colossians 3:23
The point of this verse is to change our perspective about work. Instead of seeing work as labor for the boss or the husband or even ourselves, we should see at as service for Jesus. Homemaking for Christians is keeping house for Jesus. Software Engineering for Christians is programming for Jesus. This means on the one hand, we don’t have to fear for making mistakes because there is a bottomless well of grace. We don’t need to stress out, we don’t need to get upset. But on the other hand, it means we work with all our might because he gave his life for us. We work heartily, not half-heartedly because he deserves our very best. So we should give our best to our work. Even if our boss is a jerk we give our best. We don’t fritter away our time. We make our best effort. But then when the day is done, it’s done. We can go home and enjoy our family. We don’t have to get things all out of proportion and slave because he’s not a taskmaster.