Loving What You Do

September 5, 2011 — Leave a comment

Learn to love what you’re doing and eventually you’ll be doing what you love.

God has placed in each of us a dream, birthed by Him and waiting for release.

That dream is the alignment of our skills, purposes and roles so that we wake up every morning excited to get out of bed and do the things we were made to do in our jobs, career, and ministry.

But…there is a process to get from where we discover our dream to where it is released in our lives and that is usually a painful but profitable process…which we must embrace.

That is why I say “Learn to love what you’re doing and eventually you’ll be doing what you love.”

Wherever you find yourself today look at that circumstance as an opportunity to grow and develop your God given skills, talents and giftings. Learn to love what you’re doing and God will in His time release you to do what you love.

Where you are now you can find reason to praise and give thanks and serve others.

Look at the story of Joseph. Joseph had a dream given by God. He embraced the dream by faith but he had to go through a process to prepare him to fulfill that dream.

What I encourage people to do is embrace the process. Don’t grumble and complain about your current situation, don’t mope and pout. In any situation you can find a way to exercise and develop your gifts while you wait on God to put you in the position He has for you.

Or as James puts it, “Count it all joy when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.”

Looking for the good in any situation and learning to give thanks in all things is not  ”going along to get along”, it is embracing the process that God puts us through to perfect us and make us ready for His purpose.

Learning to wait, in the biblical sense, is one of the most valuable lessons we need to learn. Abraham and Sarah grew impatient and it brought us Ishmael. King Saul grew impatient and it cost him the kingdom.  Sometimes the most audacious (fearless) faith you can display is to wait on the Lord for His timing and release and yet maintain a right attitude in the midst of difficult circumstances.



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