This is an area in life that has challenged me often…not the doing of work but wondering if what I am doing is the work I am supposed to be doing. Is this the right place, the right type of business, how is what I am doing contributing to the lives of others…I have tried to control things more than I should and as a result I have made poor choices. The messages and the beliefs of so many people about career and work seems so far away from honoring God but I do not know enough about their entire lives to make that assumption…maybe they have it figured out better than I do.
In the end I have held many positions at a few different places and after many years of internal debate I have come back to the verse below. I have narrowed my focus to one thing…work is not about me or what I see in them it is about what God needs me to be doing to help spread the Good News of the Gospel! I trust in Him and wherever I am I strive to make a difference in the lives of those around me.
“Whatever you do,work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”
(This photo was taken in June of 2013 at a rest area honoring the expedition of Lewis and Clark in South Dakota)