And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;(Colossians 3:23)
We all want to get the best from our efforts, but not all things help us do so. The best way to get all from your talents is to aim to please God. Yes I agree, we live in times where people make the things of God secondary in their list of things to do. With that said, when you look at how people think and behave, everyone wants to please their own “god”.
Any god you submit to you’ll want to please above all else, and as children of God we live to please Jesus Christ. Doing anything and everything with the intention to make Christ happy is what will bring the best of you.
Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.(Matthew 22:36-37)
We are commanded to love God with our all, hence when we do things for God or like we are doing it for God we will automatically bring out the best in us. This is why when the apostle instructed husbands and wives, they used the people’s acts or behaviour when they were doing it for the Lord. Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.(Ephesians 5:22), Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;(Ephesians 5:25).
Make God your inspiration and the reason you want to be successful, this is the only way you can get the best out of your talents and abilities.