Are You Struggling to Find Enjoyment in Your Employment?
Your Employment is Important
Your employment is more than just completing a task to get paid. To find joy in your employment, there needs to be a sense of purpose and self-fulfillment. People who find joy in their employment feel that they are making a real difference in the world.
Finding joy in your employment is possible with any job. That joy often is associated with the atmosphere in which you work. Is it a place that encourages the celebration of achievements or a place where accomplishments go unnoticed?
Whichever the case, you can still work with a thankful heart. You might be surprised to find a co-worker who needs to hear the truth. Perhaps this is why God has placed you there for a season. Often, our jobs are the places God works to stretch us out of our comfort zones to speak life to those who have never heard the Gospel.
The recognition of God’s divine purpose in our employment situation will bring you joy.
“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”—Romans 8:28
Our Employment is Our Ministry
The Bible tells us that we are to work for the Lord, not for men (Colossians 3:23-24).
Wherever God has placed you in this season is your place of ministry. This can shift your heart from focusing on fleshly desires to heavenly desires.
Our employment is often the place we spend the majority of our time; therefore, let’s ask God how He wants to use us during that time to accomplish His will.
As Believers, we are called to respect those in authority (Romans 13:1-2), it is through this respect that we can show them the love of the Father.
In the letter the Apostle Paul wrote to the church in Colossae, he told Believers to work with a sincere heart that seeks to please God, not men. Our human nature is to do the task at hand and not go above and beyond. But God calls us to work for Him and promises that our work does not go unnoticed and will receive a reward.
When we lack joy in our jobs, we first need to come to the Lord in prayer and ask for guidance.
How to Find Joy in Your Employment
Step 1: Start by praying. Ask the Lord what is standing in the way of finding joy in your employment. Or perhaps you are looking for a job and are struggling to find one. The Lord has a specific place in mind for you. Pray that He begins revealing this place and purpose so that you can further His Kingdom. Expect this prayer to be answered!
“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.”—James 1:5-6
Step 2: Check out the resources below. We know that responsibilities at work can consume your mind, will, and emotions. That’s why we’ve developed resources for you to use during your personal time. Use them as a springboard into your study and ask the Holy Spirit to guide you while you read them so that you can find joy in what God has called you to do.
Step 3: Meditate on and declare God’s Word. When you begin declaring God’s Word over your situation, there will be a shift in the spiritual realm. Keep standing in those promises. As you wait for the joy in your work to be manifested, praise Him for the joy in your salvation.
“Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and uphold me by Your generous Spirit.”—Psalm 51:12
Resources to Help Break Free from Financial Hardships
- Rebuilding Your Life
When I became a Believer, I was shocked at what I read in the Word of God. I thought, “My gosh! These heathens stole God’s stuff!” As I began to serve the Lord, I understood that if I took God’s principles and applied them, while also walking in righteousness, I would in turn reap a life more abundant than I could ever think or imagine. I’ve spent the last 26+ years fine-tuning this revelation, and I can tell you today that it does work! Read Part 1 Here…
It is no accident that those who regularly attend House of David (in-house or online) are often healthier and more financially prosperous than those who are not. It is true… obedience is better than sacrifice. Read Part 2 Here…
- Is My Spiritual Identity Being Stolen from Me?
As Believers, we have a high calling in life. We are called to be peacemakers in the midst of chaos, light bearers in utter darkness, speakers of truth where only there are lies. Read the Full Article Here…
- How to Break Generational Curses
Generational curses wreak havoc on the bloodlines of so many. If you look back on your family and find devastating circumstances—poverty, sexual immorality, prison, murder—that present themselves generation after generation, it could be an indication that there is a bloodline curse.
Bloodline bondage that is passed down through the family line needs to be stopped before it carries on to future generations. Read the Full Article Here…
- We All Have a God-Given Purpose
What God has created and is responsible for is immense. Yet, everything has a purpose. Nothing is by accident when God takes the wheel. Read the Full Article Here…
- Fulfilling Your Purpose in Life | Are Your Ready for a Promotion?
Did you know there are thoughts in your mind that can hinder promotions from manifesting in your life? We often are not even aware of the subtle whispers of the enemy… but where we run into problems is when we start to believe the whispers over the voice of God. Read the Full Article Here…
Words of Encouragement
Here is a list of Bible verses for you to meditate on and declare today….
- “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”—Jeremiah 29:11
- “I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name.”—Revelation 3:8
- “Commit your works to the Lord, and your thoughts will be established.”—Proverbs 16:3
- “And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.”—Colossians 3:23-24
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We will provide you with additional resources and support as you continue your journey toward finding joy in your employment situation.
The Bible tells us to do everything for God’s glory. So, take this time to ask God how He wants to be glorified in your situation and thank Him for the joy that will come.
I pray hope, peace, and love are released in your life. I speak, “Shalom, Shalom,” over you.
- “Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”—1 Corinthians 10:31
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- Discover how God wants to use you for His Kingdom by unlocking your Godly Strengths.
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