Work unto the Lord

“Choose a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.”

Let me borrow Confucius’ line: “choose a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.”

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The wisdom in his statement is basically fueled by the word passion – a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for something or about doing anything. When you have a compelling reason to make an action, most likely you’ll do it without anyone asking or forcing you.

You are somebody when you got a job that revolves around your passion. Take for example a photo enthusiast who gets paid for doing what he loves most – taking photos! Or a travel blogger who roams around the world and gets paid for just eating, taking pictures and enjoying his travels!

When a known gaming company announced a job opening for an in-game administrator, I secretly wished that I’d get the job. Who doesn’t want a job that pays you for just playing a game during your work hours?

The reality of life is that majority of people just drag themselves to work, or yet, doesn’t even have a job to attend to. It’s either we are unemployed or underemployed.

If they’ll ask me for an overtime, there’s no way I’ll refuse! Wala nang pulis, baranggay at hiraman ng nanay. Too bad, I am not qualified for the post. I can only wish enough.

The reality of life is that majority of people just drag themselves to work, or yet, doesn’t even have a job to attend to. It’s either we are unemployed or underemployed. Plus, take into consideration the inconsiderate traffic situation, or meager salary, or the ultra-high tax rate, or the incessant increase in cost of living. Will there still be any room for us to love the job that slowly sucks the joy in us?

Good thing, there is a better motivation for us to work hard. More than the salary or the work environment or the day to day exposure to the fresh air of EDSA.

“Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men.” – Colossians 3:23

In the workplace there will always be people whose role is to shoo us away from our ideal work environment. There will be situations that will make us wanna quit and go home instead.

Shift your focus from the negative to the blessings you are receiving from day to day. While your circumstances might not change, you definitely will.

There will always be reasons for us not to enjoy the job that we have. Yet we can always choose to enjoy the One who has given us our job. Shift your focus from the negative to the blessings you are receiving from day to day. While your circumstances might not change, you definitely will. Your boss may be a kind of person who doesn’t get easily impressed, take comfort that Your heavenly boss is always eager to commend you “well done!”.

You may not have the kind of job that you are always excited to attend to, much more you’ll love to have for the rest of your life, you can always choose to love the One who always attend to your needs and loves to have you for the rest of eternal life.

04/30 of Blogging challenge

Embarking on a Journey to Financial Wisdom

“Give and give until it hurts… Give and give until it hurts no more”

The first time I saw the poster about Biblical Financial Study series, I know that I have to be there. I immediately inked my planner on March 10 for the orientation and grabbed few of my pals to hear for ourselves what the course has in store for us.

10897958_10204820128335470_4623554547665469440_nPrompted by my desire to be more financially wise and stable, and my innate curiosity to learn, my friends and I headed to Marikina Christian Fellowship Center. The orientation has not started yet when we arrived, and I don’t know why I am so expectant during that time, like a child waiting for his birthday presents.

As the program commenced, I looked around the place. I can easily count the number of participants – not more than 20. I guess the seminar topic isn’t really that much appealing to others, considering it is also being promoted on air thru DZAS. Or maybe, the marketing isn’t that much effective. But that is least of my concerns. I just couldn’t wait for the program specifics of the series of seminar I am committing myself into.<blockquote class=”alignright”>“When you give God your tithe, that doesn’t mean you have the complete authority over the remaining 90 percent. All 100 percent of what you have is God’s.”

The orientation highlights the testimonies of two previous students of BFS (who will also be small group facilitator in the actual sessions) and presentation of the course outline.

Some of the most remarkable things I have pondered on the testimonies that night are as follows:

“Give and give until it hurts… Give and give until it hurts no more”

“When you give God your tithe, that doesn’t mean you have the complete authority over the remaining 90 percent. All 100 percent of what you have is God’s.”

I then concluded to myself – this will really be life-changing and habit-forming!

Ptr. Mark Aranal, or more fondly called “Direk Mark” and the one to conduct the BFS, introduces the course outline which includes lesson on Debt, Honesty, Giving, Work, Investing and Spending, among others.

I am all the more excited for the following weeks to come.