“Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the LORD in the presence of Eli.” 1 Samuel 3:1
This verse depicts the boy Samuel discharging his ministerial duties in the temple.
Eli was there, standing as a tangible audience. Nevertheless, the scripture identifies that the object and focus of Samuel’s ministry was the LORD.
As we go about our day let’s remember, though we may have tangible eyes and ears around us, though we may have bosses, employees, co-workers, or clients, the presence of company must never take our eyes off of the true object of our work. Though others may be present, we minister through our work to the LORD.