My alarm clock jolts my heart awake to the deafening sound of silence. I struggle to find the strength to get out of bed, but I know this is my only chance. If I don’t meet with Him now, I may never be able to move forward through this day. He is the One who sustains me and gives me strength to go to a job where I don’t want to be.
It wasn’t always a struggle. There was a time several years ago, I loved my job. The profession I’m in is dynamic and there is always something new to learn. The men I work with treat me like family and my boss takes care of me. But, I don’t remember meeting with Jesus every morning like I do now.
Perhaps that is why a job that was once pleasurable, has turned into a source of discontentment in my soul. The Lord wants me to lean on Him every day for His strength. He wants to be my only source of comfort. He wants me to be grateful for what I do have.
It’s not easy, but my prayer on the way to work every day is, “Lord, you know I don’t want to do this job, but I trust you and what you have for me. Your will be done, not mine.”
As I step out of myself and realize it’s not about me, I can see there is an awesome opportunity to minister to these men I work with every day. I am to be the light of Jesus in a workplace that is strewn with foul mouths and unbelieving hearts.
It’s not where I want to be and it’s not what I want to be doing, but God knows what is needed for His kingdom work which is far greater than my vocation. Often times, He will give us what we need before He gives us what we want.
Are you struggling to find purpose and meaning in your job? Or maybe you are being mistreated in your workplace? Is it a struggle for you to go to work every day? Ask God to open your eyes to what He is calling you to that is needed for His kingdom work to thrive. Your job could be the very place God will show up in a big way by using you for His glory!
“Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.” Colossians 3:23 NLT