When God’s direction lines up with our expectations, things seem to us as they should. But what happens when God’s direction is not what we expected?
A few thoughts from Chuck Proudfit with the Marketplace Minute™ . . .
What happens when God seems to be turning our work world upside down?
This is a good time to consider if our expectations have too much to do with the world, and too little to do with God.
Our work world bombards us with expectations for success – money, power, prestige, just to name a few. But these things are only significant to God when they serve His purposes and bring Him glory.
Sometimes we all need to clear out the clutter of our culture, and replace it with our God.
Remember the words of Psalm 17:14 . . . “O Lord, by Your hand save me from such men, from men of this world whose reward is in this life . . .”
- 1. What aspects of your work seem the most significant to the people around you? Are their perceptions clouding your own?
- 2. Where do you draw the line at work between worldly success and spiritual significance?
Dear Lord, Your hand can usher us past the fleeting goals of the work world, to the eternal gifts in our relationship with You. Please help us to stay focused on the things that matter to You.
At work on Your purposes - Amen
The Marketplace Minute™ is brought to you by At Work on Purpose, a non-profit work life ministry on the web at www.atworkonpurpose.org.