What do you do when you feel stuck at work? You’re grateful you have a job, but you feel like there’s something else you need to be doing. How do you pay the bills and still pursue a dream job? Many people give up. You don't have to be one of those people. In the conclusion of Dream Job, we talk about what to do in the middle of the Monday-morning blues and the search for your dream job.
We see the world as we are taught to see it. As a result, we hold to views that hold us back. But when we see as God sees, we are more inclined to do as God says. This is even true in the area of our finances. God sees money as a tool. He sees money as a test. He sees money as a trademark, indicating we belong to him. If we attune ourselves to his perspective, it can revolutionize the role of finances in our lives.
We tend to view our time the same way we view our money. We can spend it, invest it, or waste it. But the truth is, our time is more precious than our money. At the end of our lives, many of us will spend a lot of money trying to buy more time. If someone offered to buy time from you, you probably wouldn’t sell. It’s too valuable. The question is: how does God view time? If we saw it as he sees it, it might affect the way we use our own.
When we think of the word ambition, we tend to think of driven people—CEOs and Type-A personalities. But we all have ambitions. Even if you weren’t wired with a hard-driving personality, you’ve experienced strong desires to do or achieve things. Our ambitions create desired destinations, but what happens when our circumstances threaten those desires? What does ambition look like when we try to see the world as God sees the world, and to do as God says?
When we face pain and loss, they change the story we had planned for our lives. They end dreams. They change our perspective. They alter our desired destinations. Pain can knock us back on our heels and make us wonder how we can even make sense of our lives. What do you do when difficult circumstances challenge your perspective on life and God? What does pain look like when we try to see the world as God sees the world, and to do as God says?
Once we understand the purpose of work, we have to understand the answer to another important question: "What does God specifically want me to do with my career?" This question sounds similar to a question we all were asked as kids: "What do you want to be when you grow up?" For many of us, these questions seem mysterious. The good news is that in Part 2 of Dream Job, we will look at a tangible biblical principle that puts us on the path toward discovering the answer.
You will never understand your purpose at work until you understand the purpose of work. In Part 1 of Dream Job, we will hit the reset button and go back to the original purpose of work. Once we understand this, we will realize there is no such thing as a job without purpose. It doesn't exist. It's an important first step toward finding a dream job.
Join us for Fraser Point’s third annual Women’s Gathering. We’ll have worship, great messages, opportunities to connect with other women, and yummy meals!
More details to come, but for now mark May 25 on your calendar!
Register at: https://www.fraserpoint.org/womensgathering