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Wherever you work do it with purpose

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Over 100,000 hours in our lives are typically spent at work. Do these 100,000 hours we have invested in, really link to who we are as people of faith? What goal does our effort seek to achieve? Do you consider the possibility of serving God through your professional work? Some employees can have an easier time answering this question, such as those with overt ministry responsibilities (pastors, missionaries) or those in service professions (teachers, nurses).

What about other occupations, though? How would, for instance, a plumber, engineer, writer, carpenter, accountant, programmer, electrician, lawyer, or a call center staffer perceive their profession as a chance to serve God?

Let’s explore together the channels for answering our inner call and accepting God’s blessings in both our personal and professional realms. The following are some words of inspiration to take with you to the office, the workshop, classroom, or laboratory. Wherever you work, do it with purpose.

Commit to do whatever brings you fulfilment and lighten up your spirituality meeting your passion. 

Celebrating All Good Deeds

Serving God at work involves keeping your word and encouraging your coworkers, performing skillfully from a Christian perspective, looking always for opportunities to exalt God, and attempting to engage and shape culture in that direction. As the Scriptures teach: "Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom." Ecclesiastes 9:10

Through all the highs and lows of professional life, work with a grateful and joyous heart one that’s transformed daily by the Gospel. Commit to do whatever brings you fulfilment and lighten up your spirituality meeting your passion. In the light of Colossians 3:23-24 – "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving." Considering how we carry out these values will vary depending on our individual career paths and cultural contexts.

Work with a grateful and joyous heart one that’s transformed daily by the Gospel.

A Tool for Happy Exploration

Relating our work to God's calling becomes an exciting adventure rather than a demanding duty. God does value the work we accomplish, and we are invited to be mindful about the opportunities leading us to: be truthful, preach the gospel, work diligently, appreciate beauty, exalt God, add joy and gratitude while staying kind.

Finally, reflect upon this verse, apply it, and embrace how it makes you feel:  "Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer." Romans 12:11-12

Eva Oueiss is a passionate Scholar, TEDx Speaker, Journalist, and Public Relations Consultant. She holds an MA in Media Studies (summa cum laude). A storyteller by nature, she nurtures 7+ years of experience in documenting stories aiming at empowering and inspiring the pubic. Mainly interested in education, leadership, communications, and human rights.

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