Feeling Unappreciated: All Work and No Praise


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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. Work from the heart for your real Master, for God, confident that you’ll get paid in full when you come into your inheritance. Keep in mind always that the ultimate Master you’re serving is Christ. The sullen servant who does shoddy work will be held responsible. Being a follower of Jesus doesn’t cover up bad work. –Colossians 3:23-25 The Message (MSG)

Feeling defeated and unappreciated is something everyone experiences at one time or another. When the event occurs, it always is at a time that you really need an uplift or encouragement.  Working at the level of 110% at work or within your family is what we are supposed to do.  it’s true we shouldn’t look for praise for doing a good job, but receiving it on occasion is good for morale and for one’s self-esteem.  I’m sure you have heard of “I’ve put two steps forward and now I’ve gone three steps backward.”  You just can’t see the reward of what you have done.

Why this verse for The Cause?

The verse above has much for use to learn from, “Work from the heart for your real Master, for God.”  Unable to feel and see the reward?  It is okay, because you many not see what He is doing for you and for others.  I really do mean for others.  In all the work that we do it is for us to help others even when we really don’t feel appreciated.  We are working for God and honoring him in what we do with an unwavering, loving and meaningful heart.  When you work for your Cause, you may never see the reward and the people that you ask to assist in your cause may not see the urgency of what you see or live with, but they are their and He is their.  Continue to work your hardest.

So how do you move forward when feeling unappreciated where you feel there is all work and not praise?

  • Praise and give thanks to God! –  In order to really feel any reward for doing what you have been called to do, you must give Him praise for your job (volunteering, working for pay, or helping family).  This is the time that your praise and acknowledgement of His presence should be even louder than ever before.
  • Be the example-  Instead of joining the negative or harping on what is negative, be an example of what you are to represent.  You are living for Him and doing the work for Him.
  • Read the Bible–  Staying connected to the word helps you with verses that you can say to your self throughout the day.  It will help you in the good times as well.  When you receive how to praise you will receive the praise from Him.


© 2013 Jewel Williams


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4 thoughts on “Feeling Unappreciated: All Work and No Praise

  1. I just cleaned my kitchen and was feeling very defeated. Thanks for the positive lift me up from God. I love it.

    • I am so happy that I was able to give you an uplift. It seems that today’s posts are really timely for many of us! Just read one that made me really think!

  2. Awesome Jewel!
    I definitely agree with you on this article. There have been a lot of times where I have to remind myself who is the my Boss, and where my promotion comes from. Once again thank you for the tips. May God Continue to Bless You, your family, and your business.

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