John 1:6, “There was a man sent from God, whose name was…”
Why do you what you do? What got you out of bed this morning? Are you up and ready because you want to be or because you have to be? Will you put in 10 hours today doing a job you love in a career that matters or will you endure another lovely day at the insane asylum?
Work has a purpose.
Somewhere along the way we’ve bought into the idea that the job we do is about the income we earn. The ultimate goal of the career we choose has less to do with the significance of the task and more to do with what we’re willing to endure until we reach our ultimate goal – retirement.
I know a lot of retired people. The happiest may have retired, but they never really stopped working. The nature of their work has changed. They have more control over their schedule or the projects they choose to pursue, but for them, retirement is far from leisurely inactivity. They now participate in activity with a purpose. They won’t get out of bed today for the 8 – 5 grind, the paycheck or the promise of a restful retirement. Instead they will fulfill a significant task. They will add value to themselves and others. They will poor themselves out and end the day spent, yet energized by the work they do.
And that’s what work should be – activity with a purpose.
God’s designed you with a purpose in mind. The job you have is simply an expression of the purpose created for you. While paychecks, benefits and retirement are important, they’re not the point. John 1:6 says, “There was a man sent from God, whose name was…”
Fill in that blank with your name. Retire from the daily grind. The work you do is activity with a purpose.