Have you ever found yourself changing what you are doing in the workplace because the boss walks by? If your behavior changes when authority is around, you are probably not working for God. Christ commands us to do all our work for Him.
"Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God:" – Colossians 3:22 Do we look to please our boss? Is our goal at work to make him happy? We should have a higher goal than that. Our goal should be to make our master happy. As Matthew 23:8 says, "For one is your Master, even Christ." We should not look to please those around us, but look to please Christ. This means to work hard even when our boss is not looking. This may mean going beyond our job description. This may even mean to go against what the authority asks because of moral reasons.
I would like to challenge you. Look beyond your earthly master. Look to Christ. Your service to your boss or any other authority is simply part of your service to Christ. Are you giving your all in Christ’s service?
"And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ." – Colossians 3:23-24