Love Your Mondays

Flash News …

BULL SWAMP USA (CR News) — A recent study of how people choose their careers reveals that most people don’t really like the work they do. The reality is, a large number of people select their career based on the availability of a job at the time they’re searching.

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Background …

“It’s all about happenstance and circumstance,” one respondent said in the survey. “It’s all random.”

Another voiced personal discontent. “That explains why I dread Monday mornings,” she complained. “That’s why I celebrate Fridays.”

She confessed that weekends temporarily set her free from a career she never really liked.

“Me?” an older man said. “Well, I’m working towards retirement. My life will begin the day I can finally retire.”

Nitty Gritty …

The responses to the survey suggest that something very troubling is going on in the workplace — and probably has been occurring for generations. Given the opportunity, most people surveyed would rather do something else with their lives.

The tragedy underlying the data is that many people wish their lives away dispassionately as they work through the weekdays in anticipation of the weekend. And still, some settle for laboring decades to earn a pension that will liberate in the little time they have left here on earth.

After seeing the results of the survey, we turned to the Bible to see if we could make some spiritual sense about jobs, careers, and daily work life. Believe it or not, sacred scripture actually does provide a lot of insight into work life. We focused on the Proverbs.

Do you see those who are skillful in their work? They will serve kings; they will not serve common people.

— Prov 22:29 (NRSV)

This is an interesting verse packed with subtle insights. Employers need skilled workers. They are seeking people who know how to work with others and how to get a job done. As a worker (business person), you have many paths available to develop a valuable skill set.

If you’re wise enough to choose to develop skills in something that you actually love to do, you will be blessed. You’ll be free all your life to be the person God made you to be.

The Bible tells us that God has a plan and a purpose for our lives (Josh 29:11-12). He gives you interests and passions. Some you have at conception, and others you acquire through experience over time. Your interests and passions serve as landmarks for the journey that will be your career and life.

Our career tip — learn to hear God’s voice.

Our Story …

That’s our story, and we’re sticking to it.


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2 thoughts on “Love Your Mondays

  1. When you love your job it can consume you, I had to come to that realization and had to try to rein in my zeal. Work defined my life instead of just providing for it. Now looking back in the quiet time I see the success and the failure. God is forgiving, I am blessed…

    1. They call it “work-life balance,” but balance is not really the issue. We are here for a purpose, which always is a set of circumstances (different for different people) that must be surrounded and packaged with love. Love is what makes “balance” possible. Vivat Jesus!

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