Nehemiah teaches us that work is not a prison, but a platform to reflect the glory of God. Nehemiah's faith in God fueled the way he did his job and cared for others.
Colossians 3:23-24, Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.
Rick Warren has a powerful acrostic based on Proverbs 16:3 and our God given design to work.
Commit your work to the Lord, and then your plans will SUCCEED. Proverbs 16:3 (NLT)
Start working enthusiastically.
Understand who you really work for.
Concentrate on building your character.
Care about the people you work with
Exceed what is expected of you
Expand Your Skills to SUCCEED at Work
Dedicate your work to be used for God's purposes.
God sees how you work and considers it worship when done unto Him!