Prince, residence, castle, now what’s next? Hmmm, now it’s time for the best job ever.
I learned by watching feel-good movies and fairytales that the characters have the most extraordinary jobs.
They can make any job appear to be fun and exciting. I was watching a movie just the other day where the main character was a librarian. I kid you, not, I was thinking, wow, that is the job of my dreams. I find myself doing that a lot. They make everything look good.
I honestly never did go to school to fulfill my dream job. I had a few dreams. I wanted to be a dancer. I was going to college to get a degree in dance. My teacher said I was too old to be a dancer. I was only twenty. I quit going to school after that. I let an older woman tell me I was too old. I just thought it would be nice to have my very own dance school. I should of never let someone kill my hopes and dreams. I wish I kept going. Instead, I went in a different direction.
I love writing, I still dream of making a best new writers list somewhere. I published six children’s books, and I hope that if you’re reading this, it too is published. Not just in my blog or type of social media.
My next dream job was to be a stay-at-home mom. I was very blessed to be able to do this. I only had to work a couple of years here and there to help with bills. For most of my children’s lives, I have been able to be home with and for them.
I do not regret this decision. I have two still home. Within three years, I will be an empty nester looking for my next dream job.
I am not sure if others would see my life on television and dream they had one like it. I do know it was a very fulfilling dream with ups and downs. Because no matter what job you have or how much you love it. There are going to be days you want to close up shop or quit. We have to keep on going and remember tomorrow might be that big screen moment where your job is the most fun and most exciting of all.
Colossians 3:23-24 KJV
23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;
24 Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.
Very few people are blessed with a job that they love going to everyday. Most of the time it seems that you’re working very hard for little money and you come home too tired to think about enjoying life.
This scripture reminds us in whatever we do, for the Lord, we need to do it to the best of our ability. I think it also lets us know that we need to do all things for the Lord no matter what it is.
I worked at the nursing home as a housekeeper. That job was anything but glamorous. It was hard work, and I’d come home very tired. I wasn’t happy, and I didn’t find any joy in cleaning. I did enough of that at home.
Then one day, instead of complaining all the time, I had to see how to give it my all. How did I do that? I had to pray a lot!
I loved the patients, and I found that a little kindness goes a long way. My job now didn’t seem so bad because I wasn’t just a housekeeper; I was a friend. I enjoyed seeing my friends at work and talking to them.
If you want to see the good in something, you have to let good come from you.
I would ask myself, what would Jesus do? I may not have always done everything he would have wanted, but I did my best to please him. No matter where you work, you can find what work the Lord wants you to do while there.
It might just be to show kindness to someone who never had anyone be nice to them till you came along. It might be more significant and lead someone to Christ.
God will put you where he needs you. Sometimes, we need to pray and ask what it is he wants us to do.
So, no matter what job you have to do today. Do it for the Lord, and do it with all your heart and give your very best.
What can you do for the Lord at your job? What part of your job makes you happy?what do these verses mean to you?