What you do for a living is worth more than a paycheck. The time you spend working doesn’t have to be just time traded for money. You can spend your working hours in a way that will energize you. You can do work worth doing.
To get to that point, you need to understand what motivates you. And that requires a deep dive into what makes you tick.
In order to discover how you can do work worth doing, ask yourself these nine questions.
Have you ever started something that you didn’t finish? Did you wish later that you had kept at it? You have the ability to take on new things and finish them. You just need to make sure that you don’t quit.
I know that sounds easier said than done. But you can develop the ability to see things through. You can achieve things you never thought possible. But it requires staying power. And it requires that you don’t quit.
Here’s a three step process to help make sure you finish what you start and not quit.
Does your work have meaning to you? Do you get up each day excited about what you get to do that day? Or are you wishing you had more meaningful work to do?
Just passing the time at what we do each day can be frustrating at best and deadening at worst. But the good news is it doesn’t have to be this way.
You can live each day having meaningful work to do. And here’s how.
God has placed a calling on your life. He has created you to do something. But it’s difficult to figure out exactly what that is. Or is it?
God has given you ways that you can find out what He wants you to do. Because He has hardwired you to thrive in certain situations.
The search for your calling in life mirrors your search for the heart of God. God wants you to seek Him with all your heart and in the process you will learn more about yourself.
Here are 20 questions to consider as you seek out your calling.
Many Christians have a wall between their faith and their work. They have a Sunday way of thinking, and a way of thinking for the rest of the week. But you don’t have to limit your faith to the four walls of the church building. You can be the Church at work.
Colossians 3:23-4 tells us that we should put our all into whatever we do, because we ultimately serve the Lord and not just our bosses. So you can allow your faith to permeate all areas of your life—especially your work.
You can look at your workplace as a mission field. And here’s why we should be the Church at work.
I recently led a strategic planning session where I explained how an organization can develop a God-sized vision.
I told the group that if you think you can achieve the vision in your own strength, then it’s not a God-sized vision. But if you cannot achieve the vision without God’s involvement, then you know that it’s a God-sized vision.
Here’s the five-step process I shared with the group for developing a God-sized vision for yourself, your ministry, or your business.
We all know that we should put in our best work on the job. But why? What is your motivation for delivering excellence at work?
Are you looking to make more money? Do you want a promotion? Are you trying to get into the boss’ inner circle?
All of those reasons are good. Unless they are your only reasons.
Here are three ways you can make excellence at work a spiritual priority.
In my last two posts, I provided a definition of vision and recounted the literal faith journey that God called Abram to embrace. But today’s post is about you.
Romans 4:23-24 tells us that account was not written for his sake alone, but also for us. So that didn’t happen just for Abraham’s benefit. It happened for your benefit too.
God delights when we respond in faith and believe He can do the impossible through us. When God places that call upon our lives to do something beyond ourselves, He is glorified when we say yes.
Here’s how God wants to use you—and your work—in your faith journey.
What is the purpose of all of our labor under the sun? Why should we get up and do the work that we have to do each day?
Solomon tells us in Ecclesiastes 2:24 that there is nothing better for a man than that he should eat and drink and make his soul enjoy good in his labor. He even said that was from the hand of God.
But then Solomon later says in the same book that all of the labor of man is for his mouth, and yet the appetite is not filled (Ecclesiastes 6:7).
So why should we labor? And when is it worth celebrating?
Linda Oliver is a reminder of what God is willing to do if we will be obedient. I don’t know how anyone can listen to Linda’s story with dry eyes.
Linda is a professional singer, a public relations consultant, a fundraiser, an interior designer, and also a speaker.
Linda has served in the halls of power. She’s founded a nonprofit. She’s experienced amazing healing in her life. And she’s the mother of Ashley, who is a walking miracle.
God uses the pain that we go through to minister to others. Because Linda was able to go through what she went through, she inspires us to go through what we have to go through.
I’ve never had an interview as deep and powerful as this one before, and I probably never will.
Here’s how Linda Oliver discovered her purpose.