2 Ways to Find Joy at Work
Many people think of work as a burden, a curse, or a necessary obligation that allows us to earn money so we can then do what we really want to do. We often think of work as the opposite of play. Work is not fun, play is fun. But it doesn’t have to be that way, and it shouldn’t be that way.
Work is not meant to be a curse, but an opportunity to serve others and express God’s love to the world as we engage our talents, skills and abilities in tasks that help solve problems and meet needs. Listen to the March 18 sermon, “Working with Joy.”
If you want to experience more joy in your work, here are two suggestions:
- Look up. Find meaning and purpose in your work. See work as God’s invitation to you to make a positive difference in the world. Doing good work and being excellent at what you do is a way of expressing love for God and love for others.
- Look around. Look for the opportunities and possibilities all around you to bless other people. Sometimes we fail to notice how a problem or challenge at work is really an opportunity to glorify God. Sometimes the issue at work that we curse is the very instrument that God is trying to use to deepen our faith and develop our ability to serve others.
When we look up and look around, we find joy in our work. We solve problems and meet needs in a way that honors God, blesses others, and deepens our faith.
Pastor Mark Miller