Philippians 4:12 (NKJV) I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. 13 I can do all things through Christ[b] who strengthens me.
In March 2006, the Harvard Business Review published an article regarding the findings of a survey of 7,700 American workers at mid-career. What did they find? Among other things, they found a fair bit of fatigue and frustration. Only 43% of people surveyed said they were passionate about their jobs. Only 33% feel energized by their work. By way of contrast, 36% say they’re in dead-end jobs, and over 40% are suffering from career burnout.
In what category of people would you find yourself? I hope you’re among those passionate and energized by your career. But if you are not, you are clearly not alone. Nevertheless, it’s a problem that I think deserves your careful consideration. God’s image isn’t best reflected in a person tarnished by frustration and discontent. Please hear my heart today, your situation is real but God turn it around with your help!
If you are unhappy in your career, take a good look to determine the root of your dissatisfaction. Sometimes it’s something we can’t do anything about; but sometimes we make it worse than it is with our poor attitude. Today’s message is at minimum worth your conisderation.
Point to ponder- So, look at what you can change especially your attitude, and take steps to make it better! Sometimes the change needed starts with us.
Pastor James Baker, Jr.