The Focus Factor

A few thoughts from Chuck Proudfit with the Marketplace Minute™ . . .

Does work life sometimes seem like a spiritual maze, where you’re looking for purposeful direction but consistently coming up with blind alleys and dead ends?  This isn’t God’s design – it’s our typical “trial and error” approach to understanding His will.


When we journey with God, we can’t stay where we are.  God always wants to develop us.  He desires a deep relationship with us.  He wants an ongoing dialogue with us about our work life, its ups and downs, and the spiritual purpose behind it.


Psalm 40:8 says that “I desire to do Your will, O my God; Your law is within my heart.”  In other words, living out God’s will for our work is directly connected to internalizing his law.


If we want God to steer our course at work, we need to give him the steering wheel!  We need to focus on God, studying His word, praying and meditating.  It’s never too late to start.




  1. In what areas of your work life do you sense a lack of clear or consistent direction?


  1. Are you spending time in prayer, scripture, and reflection?  Are you seeking out Christian friends or colleagues for some outside perspective?




Dear Lord, we live in a world of distraction that often keeps us from our most important relationship – our relationship with You.  Help us to step off the merry-go-round so that we can truly be still, know You in a deeper way, and lean on You for the direction we so desperately need.


At work on Your purposes - Amen

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