I work in a cubicle.
I don’t love cubicles, but the cube doesn’t mean anything to me.
I love my job, so I don’t even think about the cubicle. If I hated my job I would probably hate my cubicle, and I’d probably be tempted to spray paint on walls. I wonder if he felt better after spraying that…
It’s Monday morning and thousands of people are in their cars right now on their way to their cubes.
I almost always ask someone what they do when I first meet them. My next question is usually, “Do you enjoy it?”. I meet a lot of people who say the same thing:
“It pays the bills… I don’t love it, but it’s a job.”
Now, if you’re a rat in a rat race then I have no advice for you. Keep chasing the cheese…
But if you’re a Christian, the bible calls you an ambassador of Christ, a “minister of reconciliation”, and a light to the world. We’re called to do WHATEVER we do for the glory of God! Can you hate your job if you’re doing it for the glory of God? Maybe. You tell me!
Can you do YOUR job for the glory of God? I say YES.
Unclogging toilets? Yep. Data entry? Yep. School crossing guard? Yep. Stay-at-home mom? Yep. Secretary? Yep. You name it… yep.
Call me crazy, but I think God has an incredible plan for plumbers, data typers, crossing guards, kids who cross at crosswalks, moms, dads, secretaries and everyone else they’re surrounded by.
This isn’t a revolutionary thought that I’m sharing, but it’s one that is easily forgotten.
I was up at 6am today. I felt stirred out of bed by God. He just wouldn’t let me fall back asleep.
I couldn’t wait to get to work today. I can’t wait for Mondays… I LOVE Mondays! Why? I’m passionate about what I do. I see purpose and meaning in what I do. Don’t get me wrong, I love my days off as much as the next guy, but I don’t live for the weekend.
If you don’t share my perspective, or if you aren’t passionate about what you’re doing, there’s a good chance you say things like “It pays the bills” when people ask you about what you do.
My recommendation to you: Ask God to show you how to do what you do for His glory, not a paycheck. There’s joy in that. If he doesn’t answer that question… you might need to make some changes.
Go find something you’re passionate about, make sure it aligns with his purpose, and DO IT!
Maybe you’ll make less money- move into an apartment.
Maybe you have 4 kids, 3 cars, and 2 dogs- move into a big apartment.
Maybe you wish you were in ministry like me- you ARE.
Maybe you don’t feel “called” to ministry- the phone has been ringing for a long time.