Theme of the Week: Your Job Fit
Thursday, February 26, 2004
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Key Bible Verse: Work with enthusiasm, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people (Ephesians 6:7). Bonus Reading:Romans 12:3–8
Actor and comedian Tim Allen has it all from a career standpoint: leading roles in movies, a hit television series that still runs in syndication, and sold-out comedy shows wherever he goes. Still, when Allen observes men and their work, he sees a disturbing pattern.
"Men aren't allowed to have self-esteem, because we're already supposed to have all the power, according to feminist college professors," he told Parade. "But most men earn less than they want, barely the minimum wage. They're drones. They do stuff they don't want to do to support their families, and they're not sure why they do it. And any time we stick up for ourselves, we're pigs because we don't know how to articulate our frustrations and joys."
What about you? Does your work have meaning, or do you feel like a drone? If Allen's assessment resonates in your soul, it may be time to make a change.
Do you work "with enthusiasm" as today's Key Bible Verse urges? Considering your current job and searching your heart (the part of you that's supposed to be enthusiastically into it) can you?
No? What are you going to do about it?
–Jeffrey A. Leever, writer
Thought to Apply: When our eyes see our hands doing the work of our hearts, the circle of creation is completed inside us.
–Michael Bridge (writer)
My Response: To rekindle enthusiasm for my work, I need to &…
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Prayer for the Week
Thank You, Creator God, for uniquely designing me. Point me to what I can do that will satisfy me and glorify You.
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