[vimeo id="84950680"] Have you ever heard someone say that they’re happy that there are people like you in the world? It’s a nice way of saying that they’re happy that they don’t have to do your job. Seth Godin posted a great blog some time ago in which he explains that your drudgery is another person’s delight. He makes a great point when he says that your job is only a job if you treat it like one. The truth is that it’s a privilege to work and it’s something that is worth cherishing. I’d like to take his point a bit deeper today.
Your work is an avenue to discover a greater depth of your divine design.
Don’t treat your work as a job. Our perspective on life and the events that compose life have the power to empower or disempower you for your life calling. The more we give way to our negative attitude about work and responsibilities we have to fulfill, the more miserable our journey becomes. We have to cultivate an intentional attitude in our work for discovering deeper depths of our purpose, or rather, our divine design.
Winston Churchill said, “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”
Keep your attitude in check and fight against the negative forces that try to tell you that your work means nothing; that it’s worthless and useless. The truth is that you’re uniquely and divinely designed for a mission that only you can fulfill. Your current position in life is a part of the grand journey. God has led you to this point for a reason and a purpose, and remember your current work is preparing you for the next phase in your life journey. It’s one building block being laid on top of another.
So the next time someone tells you they’re happy that there are people like you in the world, remember that it’s confirmation that God has equipped you to fulfill a specific purpose at this point in your journey. You’re not in that position by accident. You’re there to fulfill a unique role that has been designed and prepared for you to fulfill. So be encouraged because it’s a part of the journey that’s taking you into a deeper discovery of your divine design.
How has your work led you to discover your divine design? How do you deal with the negative feelings that come with your job?