Voice and Work

Perhaps, since it is a new year and I have all these strategies – frequent adventures, etc. – that I’ve read and thought over the last few days about “whose voice am I hearing.” We can look at the biblical examples of Abraham or the disciples Peter, etc. who  received a call and blindly followed with obedience and faith. Of course, the biblical accounts may have been victims of a sharp editing pen, and there are enlightening stories of their struggles before leaving all to follow God was left on the cutting room floor.

Barbara Taylor writes that “one common problem for people who believe that God has a particular job in mind for them is that it is almost never the job we they are presently doing.” I have come to believe that when we focus simply on our job we will never be satisfied whether it’s being CEO of a Fortune 500 company or a window washer in a prison. It’s how we live our whole life that brings us angst or satisfaction. We may dig ditches during the day, but if our job let’s one come home to coach baseball or read to one’s kids and it is the coaching and reading that gives us fulfillment and purpose, that’s okay. My suspicion is that if you bring that attitude every day soon you’ll gravitate to a job that gives you a sense of purpose, as well. In other words, our call is often beyond our nine to five job, but whether our whole life serves others and satisfies God.

Desire for the fruits of our work must never be your motive in working. – Bhagavad Gita.

Let me hear from our readers about your thoughts on call and work

 

 

About the author

Webb Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General of The United States, is an author and speaker. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller.

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