Lessons from a Toilet Bowl



I’ll never forget the day I realized how even the smallest, most menial things we do are to be done unto the Lord. I was bending over the toilet with the scrub brush in one hand and a can of Comet in the other hand and wondering what in the world I was doing with my life.

My days were filled with cooking, cleaning, homeschooling my sons and helping out in the nursery at church.

I felt as though nothing I did was really of any significance.

Have you ever felt like that?

It was there, leaning over the toilet bowl as I swiftly scrubbed the sides of that thing when Colossians 3:23 took on a whole new meaning for me. I realized for the first time that I could actually clean toilets for the glory of God.


1 Corinthians 10:31 echoes that same truth… “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”

It’s really easy to feel insignificant in the dailies of our lives. But God’s work isn’t only done through messages, ministries or the mission field. His work is often demonstrated best where no applause, pay or pat on the back is given. In the menial and mundane.

It is there in the obscure and secret places, where the work is quietly done and hidden from view, that God’s glory sometimes shines the brightest and His saints reflect Him best.

No accolades. No fan fair. No compliments. No recognition.

Just a masterpiece of God doing what a masterpiece does best...being a beautiful display of the Artist.

So, sweet friend, the next time you think what you are doing is insignificant…do it unto the Lord…do it for His glory…and even the most mundane task will take on a divine purpose to the praise and honor of the Living God.

QUESTION: What are you struggling with today that may seem mundane? Have you ever felt that what you were doing was insignificant? Has this post encouraged you?


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