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?

5 Responses to “Work”

  • Cindy Beall says:

    I do struggle in my current line of employment when my “employees” don’t clean their room or obey the first time :) Thanks for the reminder, Anna.

  • Libby says:

    Oh so true! Work is a blessing!! Sometimes I struggle with passion for my actual tasks but overall, couldn’t ask for a better job!
    ‘Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men,’ Colossians 3:23

  • Great lesson learned. I think I was in my 30’s before I understood this….and I still need reminders!

    I’m so glad you enjoy your job!!

  • Amen! It was weird on Sunday when I didn’t realize that we had the next two days off. I was looking forward to a staff meeting, connecting, planning….

    This is not the first job, role, calling in which I felt that way; however it is the only one that I have consistently feel blessed to do what I do!

    Timely Post!

  • Sheri says:

    amen anna AND Cindy – for us mom’s. I was thinking – what if I only had 1 year left with my kids, would I care so much about the laundry or would I spend more time connecting with the people…then I was ready a book (again) that I blogged about and realized that I wasn’t even doing it – I was with my employees, but not engaged with them…hmmm… (I am being painfully transparent here)…

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