Our work lives can mess with our christ-mindedness.
This means our goals at work can get in the way of Godly ambition and desire. Case in point: everything around us says to measure who we are and the success of what we do by the accolades we receive or the connections we have. These ideas can affect the abundant life we were meant to experience in Christ.
Fulfillment at Work
…but there are empty men with many accolades and full men with none.
Fulfillment has little to do with trophy rooms.
Think of your labor as a holy container.
Your work is a vessel full of love, whose sole purpose is to be poured out as an offering back to Almighty God. The way you work is your response to God for giving you work in the first place. The more you respond to God in love, the more meaningful your work will become.
If you feel an emptiness or lack of meaning in your work, consider whether you see your labor as a love offering to God.
Evidence of Abundance
Do you want evidence that your work has become worshipful? Assurance that your calling is manifest? Confidence that your work-purpose is being redeemed? If you do, then pause to assess what meaning you presently receive from your work. This is your barometer.
You were designed to increase in good work. Your sacrifice and your success, spiritually speaking, are intimately tied together.
You were designed to increase in good work. Your sacrifice and your success, spiritually speaking, are intimately tied together.Pierce Brantley
Calling: Awaken to The Purpose of Your WOrk
You’ll bring new power into your day when you live from this kingdom dynamic. The sovereign principles that govern your calling and the work connected to it will be unlocked. The unique blend of anointing and Spirit-talent the Lord has given you will be unleashed, as well. In fact, if you learn to labor in this special type of love, to work out your salvation in your work, you will bring a new measure of abundance into both your life and your career.
Jesus said, “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly” (John 10:10).
Put another way, he came to break the eight-to-five.
Portions of this post are excerpts from the book Calling: Awaken to The Purpose of Your Work