In 1 Thessalonians 4:1, Paul tells us that Christians are to live lives "to please God." For some, the drive to please Him is an instant transformation at the time of salvation; for others, the transformation is full of little steps and mis-starts. Whether the change happens quickly or gradually, the Christian is to pursue God's goals, not selfish ones.
So, in the work environment we ask things like this: "How will that job change help me serve others and glorify God?" Ambition oriented toward God is focused outward on Him and others, always asking how He has gifted us and wants to use us to bring glory to His name. Paul suggest we work with "sincerity of heart, fearing God." (Col. 3:22). Whatever we are doing in the board room, on the shipping dock, wherever we are working, we are suppose to be serving as if doing it for the Lord. ( v v 22-240).
We would enjoy so much satisfaction in our ministries and on our jobs when we work with fervor and excellence for His pleasure, not ours. God gifts us to be a blessing to others, not merely for self-gratification and personal gain. The world is out doing many of us in the body of Christ, based on the fact that when individuals do their thing in the secular world, it is done in a spirit of excellence. Those in the business, arts, entertainment, and sports seek out the best in resources, personnel, equipment, technical support, etc when preparing to showcase their talent and market their wares. Most of the time their motivation is self-centered, but the means that they use to gain them notoriety is driven from their insatiable appetite for fame and fortune.
I think that Christians need to up their game so to speak. God is a God of excellence. Heaven is paved with gold not wood, tile or linoleum. The gates are made of pearls not stones. God gives us the best in creation if we would only stop and pay attention to how meticulously he created every living thing. All we need to do is get our minds right, and focus on being the best person that we can be. We need to allow the Lord to transform our hearts and our mind, so that we will always be doing the things that please Him. "Whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord" (Colossians 3:23).
Have a Blessed Evening: And," Don't Forget To Say Your prayers."