Dream Job by Louisa Guzman
After 23 years as a school secretary - not a profession I chose, rather one I fell into - I've often wondered if at work I have been useful towards furthering the kingdom of Christ. Have I used my time wisely to show my coworkers who God is? Have they seen in me a true picture of Jesus? After all, says Acts 20:24, life is worth nothing unless I use it for doing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus – the work of telling others the Good News about God’s mighty kindness and love.
Not everyone wakes up each day happy to go to work. Few are fortunate to have professions or jobs that are perfect for them. But whether you love it or hate it, know that your job was specifically selected by God and that you are employed by Him.
God uses the work you do as one of His tools to mold you into who He wants you to be. If you trust God's choice for the work you do, then your job becomes an opportunity for Him to teach you and make you your best self.
In my case, by meeting deadlines, completing assigned tasks with excellence, and showing respect for my coworkers, God teaches me valuable life lessons, such as responsibility, cooperation, flexibility, humility, patience and good relationship skills. From having dealt with many difficult people these past 23 years, I have learned to love and forgive. My job has taught me how to serve with humility, because it's easy to serve at church, but on the job it's a whole 'nother story. I'm certain that by my actions and words I may very well be the only picture of Jesus my co-workers and the school community ever sees, for Jesus says that "whatever you do for one of the least of these, you do for Me" [Matthew 25:40].
Whatever your job or profession may be, what's important is having the right attitude about what you do. Whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it for the glory of God [1 Corinthians 10:31].