3. Redistribute tasks among a work team. Initiate a discussion with your work group about the current task distribution and possible alternative arrangements given individual strengths, skills, preferences, etc. It is quite possible you are not the only person who would benefit from the discussion and possible reorganization.

4. Make a job or career change. No job is worth your health. You will thrive best in a job that minimizes the use of killer skills that drain you, and maximizes using skills that invigorate you. Career counseling services such as those offered through ChristianCareerCenter.com can help you make a smooth career transition.

The Big Picture

You have a divine design. God created you with a “bent” toward using and developing particular types of skills and abilities. As Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Your life—and your skills—have value and significance to God, and He is at work within you to help you discover the work He has created you to do.

Adapted from Live Your Calling: A Practical Guide to Finding and Fulfilling Your Mission in Life by Kevin and Kay Marie Brennfleck by permission of Jossey-Bass, a Wiley imprint.


Kevin Brennfleck and Kay Marie Brennfleck are the authors of Live Your Calling: A Practical Guide to Finding and Fulfilling Your Mission in Life. They are National Certified Career Counselors and recognized experts in helping people identify their giftedness and find their purpose in life. Their websites, www.ChristianCareerCenter.com and www.ChurchJobsOnline.com, feature hundreds of  job listings from churches, ministries, and Christian employers; a resume bank; career articles; and a free consultation session for individuals interested in career counseling/coaching and testing to discover work that fits their God-given design.