“Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life” – Confucius
Two factory workers were talking….
“I know how to get some time off from work,” said the man.
“How do you think you will do that?” asked the other one.
He proceeded to show her…by climbing up to the rafters, and hanging upside down.
The boss walked in, saw the worker hanging from the ceiling and asked him what on earth he was doing? “I’m a light bulb,” answered the guy. “I think you need some time off,” said the boss. So, the man jumped down and walked out of the factory.
The second worker began walking out too. The boss asked her where she thought she was going. “Home – I can’t work in the dark.”
What if we loved what we did? What if work and play were one in the same? Everything would just be living. Imagine a life where you get paid to do something you love and you do it to advance God’s kingdom. How could you not be satisfied? For most, it is a dream, but rarely if ever gets pursued. There is always tomorrow. Unfortunately tomorrow never comes.
I have a friend Roger who is a great guy. He has always wanted to be in the ministry field. He has been saying this for the last ten years. He just hasn’t found his calling. Well Roger has been with the same company for those ten years. He keeps get promoted and making more money. With each new raise, it becomes that much harder to not only walk away from the company he despises, but to pursue something that he enjoys and can directly impact the kingdom. The last time I talked to Roger he was interviewing for the next position up in hopes that he would “someday” find what he was looking for. I see these cases too often. It is not wrong for Roger to stay where he is at. He can glorify God in everything he does, but why not actively work toward a new rewarding career that would bring some new excitement to his life? We all need that spark, that drive, that fire in our bellies. Half of the battle is finding that passion deep within you and then exhorting the energy to make the dream happen. So many times God helps us lay out the vision, we just aren’t there to listen. Houston, I think we have a problem!
Take your job and love it!
Work should be something we love. Beside sleep, what else do we do me do more? There has to be a better way. There is. We need to take our jobs and love them. If you do not love your job and what you do, cut your losses and move on. Make a change, work toward change. Just do something. Settling for the ho-hum is not the answer. I make it sound so easy. I realize it is not. There are circumstances you cannot just quit and walk away. My point is: set goals, make plans, and work toward changing your life so that you find more passion. Sometimes we need to rebirth. Begin over, make a change. If you do not like the results, find a new course. The winds are blowing; the sea of change is wide open. Let your world come undone, to find the new beginning. If you are serious about change, a great resource is Dan Miller’s 48days @ www.48days.com.