Archive for January 2nd, 2008

Work

Returning to work today has me thinking…Work is a blessing.  Whatever you find yourself doing, whether you’re in sales, business, education, motherhood, medicine or ministry I truly believe to work is to be blessed. 

 

Sometimes I forget that.  Sometimes I feel guilty for forgetting that.  I work in ministry and sometimes I feel like I can’t complain about my job because in a sense it would be like complaining about God because He is, after all, my boss. 

 

But lately I’ve learned that working in ministry is no different than working in any other field.  I still have obstacles to overcome, I still have difficulties with people, and I still have to remind myself that my work is my blessing.  

 

I’ve finally come to the point where I actually look forward to going to work.  It is no longer my job it is my joy because I’ve discovered the attitude to have behind all work.  It’s found in 1 Thess. 1:3. 

 

“…work produced by faith,”—it is through faith I come to work each day, knowing it is not for my purposes that I labor, but God’s, whatever they may be.  Faith drives me. 

“…labor prompted by love,”—this one is huge and rich with meaning!  Everything I do, I do out of love.  The greatest of all virtues is love.

“…endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.”—I can keep going, even when I’m tired, because my hope lies in the One that will never let me down. 

 Do you struggle in your current job?  Do you love your work? Would this mindset help you?

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