Each day we are given an opportunity to do something. This usually includes some form of getting up, going to work (or working at home), coming home (possibly doing more work), sleep, and repeat. Once you work in a commute, it is easy to see that a large portion of our time is dedicated to the workplace.
According to a survey by Careerbuilder.com (2007), only 16 percent of those living in the United States work at their “dream job.” Whether you are a part of the 16 percent or not, the job that you have serves a purpose. From the smallest task to the largest, we as society greatly appreciate the jobs that other people are fulfilling.
Sometimes your current position is not meant to be your permanent position. Many times, you are placed somewhere to pick up a skill or knowledge that will help you later down the road. Other times, you might be somewhere for the benefit of another person.
Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
Before we were born, God had a special plan and path for each of us. In the beginning, we started out on the straight and narrow. Before we knew it we hit a pothole, ran out of gas, and lost our way. Without asking for directions, we ended up delayed and discouraged.
Life is too short to be anything but happy. If you are unhappy in your current situation, it is time to start doing something about it.
Pray. First and foremost, seek God’s vision for your life. There is no other advice as important as this because there is no other person who can help you like He can. While you might be uncertain what you should be doing, He knows quite well. Ask and you shall receive.
Listen. First you must ask. Second you must listen. Sometimes we don’t hear what God is telling us because we aren’t listening for it. While the answer might not be apparent immediately, be patient, and it will be revealed.
Work. Determine what key skills you possess that can help grow the kingdom. Each person possesses a unique skill set. These skills, when used properly, hold the keys to finding fulfillment at your job. Write these skills down. Think about the tasks that you enjoy doing where the time flies by. Then, take these skills and consider different ways you could use them to make a living. Work hard to develop these skills until the time comes to fully utilize them.
Accept. Understand and acknowledge that it is not about you, but Him (we just loved this line from Christian Business Alliance). Ultimately, when our life has ended, what really matters is not how far we climbed the ladder, but how many people we helped up it.
Thank. Thank God always.
Although many people believe that landing that “dream job” will fulfill their ultimate purpose in life, at STP we believe that your purpose is bigger than that. A career might help to shape a purpose, but it doesn’t define it. Don’t forget to always keep in mind that our first job is to build God’s kingdom. Our second job is usually what people call their “day jobs.” When you take the skills used in the first job and apply it to the second job, what you get is an amazing movement within the workplace.