Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. (1 Tim. 6:17-18)

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Work you Love!

A few weeks ago, I was out in my front yard doing some yard work, when I happened to get into a brief conversation with my neighbor across the street. My neighbor runs a small distribution company out of his house - he sells and delivers for a popular snack cake company, and I would venture a guess that he is financially successful in his business.

My neighbor recently purchased a rather large RV/motor home and I was helping him back it out of his driveway. Before he pulled away to go camping for the weekend, he said to me, "This is why I work so hard during the week so I can get away for the weekend."

After my neighbor made that statement, it made me feel sad for him and the work he does. I am thankful that the Lord has provided numerous work and career opportunities for me that are mentally stimulating, meaningful, and have eternal rewards!

I don't know what you do for living, but I sure never want to be in a job/career situation where I don't enjoy what I do on a day-to-day basis. Are there going to be difficult days, days in which you want to get away for a weekend? Sure there are always going to be those kind of days, but I would encourage you to pursue work that aligns with your life purpose and goals. Seek God's direction and will for your vocation, career, and life's calling.

A great resource for more information regarding work you love is Dan Miller. Check out his website at

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