Have you ever felt like you do a ton of work for nothing? Have you felt like it would not matter if you were present at a function or not? Have you felt like no one appreciates you?
I can't say that I have felt all these things lately, but I definitely have been in a slump. I teach for my students, but it would nice to be recognized and feel appreciated by others. I want to have friendships with my colleagues, but I feel like it's not possible because they are so competitive. I have had to remind myself of this verse:
I am not doing everything for recognition. I am doing it to make a difference. It doesn't matter if I never get recognized for all the time and effort I put in. What matters most is that I am playing an influential role in others' lives - coworkers, students, and others. I want to do everything in LOVE!
I pray that you are able to find a peace at work. I pray that you are able to see the difference you are making in others' lives. I pray that you do things in love, because that is what God wants us to do. I pray that you enjoy your holiday weekend coming up!